Nigerians saved from execution in Libya

241-Nigerian-ReturneesFrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency and the Embassy in Libya have evacuated 2 000 Nigerians from the North African country.
Most were evacuated over the past two months reportedly facing prosecution for some crimes.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said, the Nigerian Embassy in Tripoli, working with NEMA had relentlessly intervened in cases involving Nigerians “in trouble” in Libya and will continue to do so.
“Libyans are dealing with their own struggles as there is no recognised government in place,” Dabiri-Erewa said.
The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora thereby appealed again to Nigerian migrants to avoid Libya as penalty for illegal migration, when caught, was usually a death sentence.
Dabiri-Erewa said her office had been drawn to a video and pictures being circulated on the purported killing of black immigrants in Libya.
“While the authenticity of the pictures and tapes in question cannot be verified, it is a known fact that Libya has been executing alleged black illegal immigrants for years.”
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