Slavery In Libya: Minister of Foreign Affairs Holds Consultation

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has invited the Chargé d’affaires in the Embassy of Nigeria, Tripoli, Lliya Danladi Fachano, to Abuja.

The invitation is for consultations on the developments concerning Nigerian migrants in that country.

A statement by the Ministry’s Spokesperson Tope Fatile says Mr Fachano arrives Abuja on Sunday evening.

He is expected to address a Press Conference on the slavery and dehumanizing treatment of African migrants including Nigerians.

His visit comes days after the Libyan Embassy in Abuja addressed a press conference where it said its government was investigating and will punish those found guilty of selling migrants as slaves.

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The video of the slavery auction was first released by the CNN last week and it went viral on the social media platform.

However, there had been news that Nigerians and Ghanaians were involved in the operation of slave camps in some parts of Libya.

An immigrant is sold as little as $400 in Tripoli, an investigation has revealed. Last week at the African Union-European Union Summit in Ivory Coast, President Muhammadu Buhari said that all Nigerian migrants in Libya would be brought back home.

He condemned the slave trade in Libya.

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