From Libya: 258 Nigerians Were Deported
The total number of 258 Nigerian citizens, including 18 females, 220 males and 20 children and infants were on Tuesday, 16th of May deported from Libya back to this country.
The 258 citizens were welcomed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at the South West Zonal office of the National commission for refugees, Migrants & internally displaced people.
Mr. Akhere Ken who happened to be one of the deported citizens who hailed from Edo State said to pressmen that he had been detained in Libya Prison for over a year. He added that he was arrested on a boat while trying to cross the Mediterranean sea to Italy. He said he was locked up alongside with over 1500 inmates in a cell which was purposely constructed for 20 Prisoners and that overcrowding in the cell leads to dying and severe inconvenience due to suffocation.
- “As one inmate dies, more Nigerians are brought and squeezed into the room. Any inmate with medical condition is not given even common paracetamol. We watch helplessly as our friends die before our very eyes,”
The total of 1268 Nigerians have been deported to Nigeria since last year December 2016.