Following the recent discovery of modern-day slavery in Libya, a few Nigerian Celebrities have lent their voices to the barbaric incident.
This comes one week after a video footage appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants and young men being sold at slave markets in Libya emerged earlier from CNN.
It was reported that thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe who were left stranded at the Libyan border have spoken of being held by smugglers and forced to work for little or no money.
More findings reveal that youths from Nigeria, Cameroon and other sub-Saharan countries were being sold to buyers for about $400 (£300) at undisclosed locations in Libya.
Nigerian Celebrities like 2Face, Eldee, Nikky Laoye and Uche Jombo have since taken to social media to rebuke Libya over the slave trade discovery.
Here is what they have to say about it.
unbelievable. African leaders must take action immediately. This should not be business as usual… https://t.co/eveyuLQ3MR
— IG: @official2baba (@official2baba) November 28, 2017
Eldee also wrote:
..While we’re on the topic of slavery in Libya, I hope we also find time to reflect on the slavery & human trafficking in many of our African homes as well. Those”house-helps” from Benin/Togo whose masters get paid 10k every month to do chores from dusk till dawn. #Slavery
— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017
While Nikky Laoye, a gospel singer, took to the airport to welcome some of the immigrants back to Nigeria
Video 2: Another view as the 239 Nigerian returnees disembarked from the Libyan Airline . Time: 9:30pm | Tuesday 28th November, 2017 #ThePlaneHasArrived #Update #AtTheAirport #TheLibyaSituation . . Federal Government Of Nigeria in collaboration with IOM (International Organization of Migration) have been working together in facilitating the return of Nigerian Migrants in Libya for over a year now.. Many had traveled illegally through the desert trying to reach Italy via Libya before finding themselves in tight situations, thrown into jail for illegal entry or falling into the hands of wrong people and being sold into slavery/prostitution . . . . On return to Nigeria, Officials from IOM and federal government agencies – NEMA and NCFRMI @ncfrmi_sw (National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons) are always on ground to receive them at the airport. . . They were profiled and registered with Food, Accommodation and Financial assistance given to them to support their reintegration back into the society. This has been the general procedure since last year as over 3,000 Nigerian Migrants have been returned from Libya. . . The work continues… – Live Report by @NikkiLaoye (NCFRMI Southwest Voice of Refugees and IDPs/Founder of Angel 4 Life Foundation @ncfrmi_sw @Angel4LifeFoundation ) . . #NCFRMI #LibyaSlaveTrade #Angel4LifeFoundation #NikkiLaoye #Libya . . @instablog9ja @bellanaijaonline @olorisupergal @officialhiptv @iamadunniade @georginaonuoha @goldmynetv @krakstv @onlyinnigeria @funny_african_pics @tundeednut
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