Nigerian Selling Fellow Countrymen in Libya
Amidst the turmoil over disclosures that Libyan nationals are purchasing and offering vagrants as slaves in Libya, Saturday PUNCH has learnt that Nigerians situated in the nation additionally offer their kindred compatriots. This developed as more Nigerians are repatriated by the International Organization for Migration with the support of the European Union in a progressing exercise that has seen 1,295 recovered from Libya in November alone.
Since the start of 2017, IOM-encouraged repatriation has brought back 5,578 Nigerian vagrants, who were caught in and outside jails crosswise over Libya. On Thursday night, 150 vagrants from for the most part Edo and Delta states arrived the nation on board a Buraq Airplane at the freight terminal of the Murtala International Airport, Lagos. It was two days after 239 transients had likewise been brought into the nation.
Huge numbers of the returnees, who were appreciative for being back, affirmed to Saturday PUNCH that they were sold by their kindred kinsmen, who were getting rich in Libya.