Libya Slave Auction: SERAP Urges Buhari To Table Crime At EU-Africa Summit

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to present issue of slave auction of African immigrants in Libya at the ongoing European Union-African Union summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

In a statement signed by SERAP Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, Buhari was advised to push for a joint EU-AU international commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of the slave auction in Libya where many Nigerian immigrants were affected.

The statement read, “Nigerian and other African victims of abuses in Libya are crying out for leadership. They urgently need African leaders to act.”

Calling on the Federal Government to act now by evacuating Nigerian immigrants from Libya, SERAP urged Buhari to emphasize on investigating the criminality in Libya.

SERAP challenged Buhari to show leadership in Africa to stop the crime in Libya, adding that the international community has failed to address the slave auction, killings and abduction in the North African state.

“How many more Nigerians and other African women, men and children must die in Libya before European and African leaders take concrete and meaningful action to end the atrocities? Nigeria and other AU members should collectively push the proposed initiatives at the summit and say “enough!”

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