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Nigerians & other African Citizens Reportedly Abducted and Sold as Slaves in Libya

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To think slavery doesn’t exist in these modern times. Not only does slavery still exist it is happening in Libya as reports state that several Nigerians who were desperate to get to Europe by any means possible are now living as slaves in Libya.

The North African country serves as a passage to Africans who want to get to Europe. From Libya, they take a boat to Europe if they don’t drown in the sea. In this process, some Nigerians and citizens from other African countries get kidnapped by smugglers and sold in slave markets.

Othman Belbeisi, the International Organization for Migration’s chief of mission in Libya said

Apparently they don’t have money and their families cannot pay the ransom, so they are being sold to get at least a little benefit from that. These Nigerians and other Africans are often sold in public

People are purchased for between $200 and $500 and are held on average for two or three months.

Belbeisi further added

Women have it a whole lot worse as many of them are raped and forced into prostitution.
Migrants who go to Libya while trying to get to Europe, have no idea of what awaits them just over the border.

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

2 Comments

  1. Kathy

    August 18, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I once posted on my black friends page about current slaves and how we have to help them.
    I am white. Her response.
    IN DUE TIME.

    WHAT? WHAT IF THAT WAS HER? I AM SPEECHLESS.

  2. kabiru Adamu

    November 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    this is heartbreaking,human torture and slavery within Africa in these modern days?we blacks have to think and accumulate to eradicate this s**t!Our leaders loot lots of money just to satisfy themselves while this misery continues..God help them out of this s**t

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