Libya Security Agents Apprehend Group Responsible For The Ill-Treatment Of Migrants
In a bid to restore it’s lost glory as a result of the recent global criticism faced by the Libyan government over allegation of maltreatment of migrants by some group of criminals in Libya, the security agencies in the country have beefed up measures to ensure that those who are responsible for the criminal act are apprehended and brought to book.
Success was however recorded Libyan security agents recently as it was able to arrest some members of the criminal and heartless group who do not only beat, rape and kill migrants, but also sell them into slavery.
Information available to http://Nigerianewsng.com revealed that some members of the notorious group met their Waterloo as they were nabbed by Libyan security agents close to Tripoli following the release of a video which recently went viral on the social media.
As a result of the maiming, killing and the slavery life which the migrants were subjected to in Libya, several countries have started repatriating their citizens.
The Nigerian government is not left out in this development. The country has succeeded in the repatriation of thousands of its citizens who were victims of the ill-treatment in Libya, and have been able to unite some with their individual families.
So many of the victims have narrated their ordeal in the hands of the criminal group. Many have told unpalatble stories on how they were chained, beaten, raped and sold into slavery.
According to some of the returnees, so many Nigerians have lost their lives in Libya all in the name of seeking for greener pastures.
To corroborate the stories by the returnees, Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), has revealed that over 25,000 Nigerians have been compelled to prostitution and slavery in Libya.
This revelation was made by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, during the defense of the 2019 budget of the agency which was presented to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on Tuesday.
Quoting her, she said, ”A large number of Nigerians have also been returned from other countries in Europe and Africa.” ”All these people need to be properly received, profiled and assisted.”
She also disclosed that the agency is not working alone on this issue and that other concerned agencies have joined in the task.
In her words, ”NAPTIP has been working in conjunction with other governmental and non-governmental agencies such as NEMA, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and others to provide help to these unfortunate Nigerians.”
She urged the federal government not to relent in ensuring that its citizens are brought back home safely. She also appealed to the committee to give speedy approval to the budget as this would enable the agency to carry out its duties and responsibilities effectively and without delay.