Nigerian Migrants Among Slaves Sold In Libya

Many Africans Risk their lives to pass through Libya in other to cross to Europe, some are aware of the dangers and some are not aware of the dangers because they were lured into it. Both the international media and many organizations has vehemently discouraged migrants not to risk their lives by devising means to get to Europe by all cost.

In October we posted video footage of migrants washed ashore as you can see from the below You tube video
To warn others of the dire danger involved in this illegal act.

Few days ago, CNN released footage of their investigation into this slave trade going on in Libya against the stranded migrants. Below is the extract from this investigation.

Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.

One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants.

He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of "big strong boys for farm work," according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand -- resting proprietorially on the man's shoulder -- is visible in the brief clip.

After seeing footage of this slave auction, CNN worked to verify its authenticity and traveled to Libya to investigate further. 

Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli last month, we witness a dozen people go "under the hammer" in the space of six or seven minutes. 

"Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he'll dig," the salesman, dressed in camouflage gear, says. "What am I bid, what am I bid?"

Buyers raise their hands as the price rises, "500, 550, 600, 650 ..." Within minutes it is all over and the men, utterly resigned to their fate, are being handed over to their new "masters."

After the auction, we met two of the men who had been sold. They were so traumatized by what they'd been through that they could not speak, and so scared that they were suspicious of everyone they met. 

This and many more warnings in the media, social media and others are enough for the wise not to embark on the journey of no returns. 

Instead of embarking on the journey that you do not know how it will end, and paying the supreme price because situation is worst in your country, why not go to your village and start farming or do other legally work/job that can fetch you money then when you can afford the fare to Europe, you can go there legally by obtaining passport and visa.

African youths need to wake up from their slumbering, use your God given brain and turn the worst situation in your country to your own good. For God sake, many are making it real big in this volatile Africa continent without leaving the soil.

Does it men that common sense is no longer common? Fellow African youth wake up, acquire skill, knowledge and turn the tide for your own good and your family. You have the power embedded in you by the Almighty God. Ask and you will receive, knock on doors and many doors will open for you. If you dont help yourself no body will help you.

Stop wasting your precious live on this useless, visionless, and missionless journey.
Half word is enough for the wise and let those who has ear hear.

Nigerian Migrants Among Slaves Sold In Libya Nigerian Migrants Among Slaves Sold In Libya Reviewed by E.A Olatoye on November 14, 2017 Rating: 5

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