One of the returnees in the fifth batch of 136 from Libya who arrived Port Harcourt International Airport in the early hours of Tuesday, Joy Job, has revealed that it was Nigerians sold her and some few others into slavery in Libya.
Job while recounting her experience in Libya, described it as “horrible, sorrowful and unforgettable.’’
She said that she was sold into slavery by a Nigerian who told her that he found a hairdressing job for her in Kano, not knowing that she had been sold into slavery to another Nigerian living in Libya.She told Punch..
“Nigerians are selling fellow Nigerians into slavery in Libya; we are sold from one person to another, Libya people will buy us from our people and use us for any kind of work they like.
“I did not know that where I was in Kano was a boundary between Nigeria and another country until I saw myself surrounded with guns.
“My abductors told me that if I did not agree to go to Libya, they will kill me, so I had no option than to agree with them.
“They gave us Nigerian account numbers to pay the money they charged us before they freed us from their custody,” she said.
Job advised Nigerian youths still nursing the idea of travelling out of the country illegally to drop it and manage life with whatever they see in the country.
She thanked the Federal Government for rescuing them and fulfilling its promise of bringing Nigerians home. she also appealed that FG should continue with the evacuation in order to save many Nigerians who were still in different prisons and camps in Libya.