The President’s Senior Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Abike Dabiri-Erewa has warned Nigerian migrants to avoid Libya.
Dabiri-Erewa also warned against entering Libya illegally, noting that these immigrants to the country when arrested and sentenced were sentenced to death.
The presidential aide said this in a statement made available to reporters in Abuja on Monday, January 23.
She was reacting to a video and footage released about the alleged murder of black immigrants in Libya.
âAlthough the authenticity of the images and recordings in question cannot be verified, it is common knowledge that Libya has for years executed suspected black illegal immigrants.
âAs chairman of the Diaspora Committee of the House of Representatives at the Seventh Assembly, we intervened in the case of 24 Nigerians on the verge of being killed in Libya.
“The committee, in collaboration with SERAP, an NGO, petitioned the UN, AU, ECOWAS and Gaddafi bowed to pressure and released them,” she said.
She said that about two months ago, NEMA, alongside the Nigerian embassy in Libya, evacuated more than 2,000 Nigerians from Libya.
According to her, the Nigerian Embassy in Libya, in collaboration with NEMA, has intervened relentlessly in cases involving troubled Nigerians in Libya and will continue to do so.
Dabiri-Erewa said that âLibyans are grappling with their own struggles because there is no recognized government in place. “