Libya Slave Trade: Nigerians Among Masterminds, Cameroonian Returnee Reveals

Libya Slave Trade: Nigerians Among Masterminds, Cameroonian Returnee Reveals

Nigerians have been identified as part of the masterminds behind the widely criticized slave trade-human trafficking going on in Libya.

According to a Cameroonian returnee, Foka Fotsi, the slave trade is being carried out by many nationalities, and this includes Nigerians and Ghanaians.

Foka Fotsi, who was abducted in his country, told Reuters he was trafficked twice. He went on to reveal that those in charge of one of the places where he was held included Ghanaians and Nigerians.

Fotsi’s story corroborated another testimony by a Nigerian in the southern state of Edo, who identified one Charles, a Nigerian as the trafficking kingpin.

Unable to find work to support his family, Fotsi decided to leave Cameroon last year, but fell into the hands of a Libyan kidnap ring before reaching Europe.

“There was torture like I’ve never seen. They hit you with wooden bats, with iron bars,” he said, removing the hood of his sweatshirt and showing the still raw red wounds on his skull.

“They hang you from the ceiling by (your) arms and legs and then throw you down to the floor. They swing you and throw you against the wall, over and over again, ten times.

“They are not human beings. They are the devil personified.”

Author: Yemi Olarinre