REVEALED: 25 Nigerians Die In The Sahara Desert, 20 Girls Sold Off

By Ikenga Chronicles December 1, 2017

REVEALED: 25 Nigerians Die In The Sahara Desert, 20 Girls Sold Off

Reports reveal that most young people ferried from Nigeria to Libya by a trafficker identified as Charles, died in the Sahara Desert, in the course of the journey.

A Nigerian returnee who identified himself as Alex Otoide while making the revelation noted that seven members of the group also died inside a Libyan jail.

“We were 55 that travelled from here to Libya, 25 people died in the desert.More than seven people died from hunger and thirst inside the prison,” Otoide said in a report published by The Nation newspaper.

He said the human trafficking agent, Charles collected N500,000 from him with a promise of a better life in Europe.

He said but for Providence, things could have been worse for him as he witnessed the sale of 20 Nigerian girls in the prison where they were all kept.

“They sold about 20 girls in the night. I saw it. It was God that saved me.”

“I left Nigeria with N500,000. I spent six months in a Libyan jail after the man that took my money ran away.

The Nation reported that many of the returnees look skinny and exhausted while some of the women among them came back to the country with babies, whose fathers are not known.

Charles, the returnees said, is running a transit camp in Libya for those who wanted to travel illegally across the Mediterranean to Europe.

Osas Blessing, one of the returnees said Charles is among those nicknamed “burgers” or “connection man” on the Libya route.

He said: “I gave Charles N450, 000 but when I got to Libya he increased it to N600, 000. He is very wicked. He does not care for human life. He is a Benin man. He will say if you die you die. He pushed us into the sea at the wrong time.

“I heard he just left Nigeria with new passengers to Libya. He has frustrated many Nigerians.”


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