The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has issued a travel warning to prospective Nigerians seeking to leave the shores of the country for Libya.
In a statement, the FG cautioned Nigerians against illegal entry into the war torn country as the penalty for such an action which is considered a crime in the North African country is death sentence.
The statement delivered by the SSA revealed that the FG’s attention has been drawn to a video and pictures being circulated on the purported killing of black immigrants in Libya who entered the country illegally.
“While the authenticity of the pictures and tapes in question cannot be verified, it is a known fact that Libya has been executing alleged black illegal immigrants for years.” She said.
The SSA also informed that two months ago, NEMA alongside, the Nigerian Embassy in Libya evacuated over 2000 Nigerians from the country.
“The Nigerian embassy in Libya, working with NEMA has relentlessly intervened in cases involving Nigerians in trouble in Libya and will continue to do so.
“Libyans are dealing with their own struggles as there is no recognised government in place.” Erewa added.
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