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According to dailypost.ng, seven Libyan returnees at the weekend recounted their ordeal in Libya before their rescue.

They spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at a session with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo during the maiden Youth Migration Summit themed “Curbing Youth Irregular Migration.”

One of the victims, Ubong Rosemary, mother of four, shared her story.

She said: “I am a native of Delta. I was living in Lagos before I lost my husband in an car crash. After I lost him; things became very hard for me and my children.

“I could not pay house rent or school fees for my children, so my children dropped out and I went back to help my mother who was a food vendor in the village in her one room apartment.

“We had a lot issues and quarreled. She had an accident and at point could not cook.

“I decided to go somewhere far because I could not provide for my kids. I wanted to go far from my predicament and met a lady who introduced me to a Madam.

“On the way to Libya; I lost my way and contact.
They were just carrying me with the people- I was like somebody lost. I didn’t know where I was going .

However, www.reportngr.com learnt that Nigerians have been advised by the government through the Nigerian immigration department to desist from any form of  illegal  migration with human traffickers . Immigration personnel have been on red alert to  put a stop to  human trafficking. According to an official from Nigerian Immigration department , “how these victims sneak out of the  country is still a mystery.  We work  round the clock to curb issues of this  nature,  yet many people choose to expose themselves to dangerous voyages.” He further said  that  when victims are embarking on  such illegal journeys,  they  did their best to manoeuvre the immigration and other security agents,  but when they land into trouble in their destinations, it is  still the same security personnel they will look upon for rescue. He advised Nigerian  youths to stop looking for easy way of getting money and learn  a vocation  instead.


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