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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Libya Reported Poised to Execute 220 Displaced Nigerians

AfricaNews - Libya: 220 Nigerians face execution - The AfricaNews articles of KingsleyKobo
Kingsley Kobo writes:

Nigerians in the diaspora inundated their country's news websites with e-mail petitions against the probable execution of some 220 Nigerian youths in Libya, who have been accused of illegal entry. News reports said Nigerian authorities were not aware of the situation and were shocked at the news.

A Nigerian national daily, Vanguard, reported the urgency of the e-mails alerts, which called on the government to intervene in no time to prevent the killing of these Nigerians.

30 youths, according to the e-mails, were allegedly executed in the early hours of Thursday in a prison yard in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

One of the reports quoted a 37-year-old man from Imo State (eastern Nigeria) who said he was arrested alongside other Nigerians for entering the North African country without valid documents, and was awaiting execution.

According to quotes from other victims, the Libyan forces arrested them in the desert while trying to cross to Europe. But they said they were never involved in any criminal activities.
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