NBM of Africa condemns human trafficking, slave trade in Libya

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The Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa has joined the condemnation of any form of human trafficking and slave trade in Libya that also affects Nigerians migrants.

In a press statement, yesterday by its president, Felix Kupa, an engineer, the group stressed the need for communities and families to encourage their children and wards to pursue education, apprenticeship and trade instead of embarking on journeys that most times end in death, rapes and all forms of evil.

He asked the government to collaborate with community leaders, parents and others to ensure the end of the unfruitful journeys.According to him, “the organization has also engaged some communities in different areas, partnering with the leaders to discourage and prevent the youths who embark on such deadly trips.”

Kupa also pointed to recent publications showing Nigerians and other Africans being sold into slavery in Libya, describing the act as devilish. He said NBM’s legal adviser will write to the Libyan embassy in Nigeria to seek full briefing on the video recently publicised.

He also disclosed that the movement was working with law enforcement agencies to get approval to lead a protest to the National Assembly and the embassy. He called on the Nigerian Ambassador to Libya to live up to expectation by ensuring the lives and properties of every Nigerian in the north African nation were protected.

The statement added: “The movement has petitioned the Nigerian Ambassador (Ambassador Isah Aliyu) to come out and speak to Nigerians about the content of the video which shows young Nigerians been sold into slavery.

NBM appeals to Libyan leaders to properly investigate this case and bring to justice those involved.”The movement while condemning this act drastically also urges the Federal Government of Nigeria to seek a permanent solution in curbing human trafficking and slave trade in the country.”



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