By Citizens platform
The Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration, Immigration, Development and Re-integration, IYAMIDR, has called on the Federal Government to use the bilateral pact with the Libyan Government to secure their release of over 300 Nigerian girls languishing in different prisons in Libya.
The President of IYAMIDR, Solomon Okoduwa, addressing newsmen in Benin City, Edo State on the hardship faced by Nigerians in Libya since the war, urged the Federal Government to intervene and assist Nigerian returnees from Libya.
Okoduwa, who fled Libya during the 2011 uprising, said that the Nigerian girls in Libyan prisons were being asked to pay between $ 400 and $ 600 through agents believed to be working for the Libyan authorities before they can secure their release.
He urged the Federal Government to ensure the adequate protection of Nigerian Citizens in the Diaspora. He added that apart from the girls, there are about “700 other Nigerians held by the Libyan maximum prison in the City of Tripoli while others are in Sabha, and Gharian prison situated about 50kilometers from the City of Tripoli.”
Source: Citizens Platform
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