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Nigerians that Returned from Libya have tell their Ordeals in Libya











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Many aren’t surprise that once a beautiful and non-hostile country has become a nightmare.  On Tuesday, one hundred and sixty one (161) Nigerians returned voluntarily from Libya, helped by the International Organisation for Migration (I.O.M.) after being detained for several months in Libya.They said they travelled to the North African country with the hope of crossing to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea in search of jobs.
 
However, they arrived Lagos thanking their Creator for bringing them home safely; several of them confessed to the News Agency of Nigeria that their quest for greener pastures abroad had left them scarred. One of the returnees, Miss Bridget Akeamo, an indigene of Anambra State, said her parents decided to send her to Italy when all hopes of securing a job after graduation failed. Bridget, who said she left Nigeria August last year, was four months pregnant when she returned. She said she was arrested by immigration officials while trying to cross to Italy from Libya. Bridget however said, “Ever since then, I have been moved from one prison to another until I was taken to a detention camp in Tripoli. “We were subjected to inhuman treatment while in prison, from the food we ate to the water we drank. Most of the young ladies in detention camp were repeatedly raped by Libyan officials; and if you refused their advances, it would be hell for you. “Thank God I am back in Nigeria. I know all hope is not lost, but it is painful that I will begin from scratch again with my unborn child.”
Furthermore, Stanley Iduh, a 34 years indigene of Delta State, told NAN that he was tricked by an agent popularly known as “Burger,” who promised to facilitate his journey to Spain through Libya. He said that when his hope of crossing into Spain was dashed in Libya, he decided to stay back and work there. He said, “I worked in a tile producing company and their salary was good, but unfortunately, I cannot save my money in the bank. I lived with other Nigerians. I dug a hole in the ground and hid my money in it.
Sadly, one day, some Libyans came, kidnapped us and inflicted punishment on us. They asked us to call our relations back in Nigeria and tell them to send N300,000 as our ransom. The $200,000 that I saved disappeared; they moved us to another place until we got to detention camp. “Nigerians should be discouraged from travelling to Libya because they do not see us as human beings. Our ladies were dehumanized by Libyan officials. Please like, share and follow!

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