Lawmaker calls for action to discourage migration to Libya

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FILE PHOTO: Black African migrants sold off as slaves.

Some politicians, lawmakers and human rights campaigners have blamed parents and governments for illegal migration of Nigerian youths to Libya where they undergo dehumanisation.

In interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, the politicians and others described the situation as unfortunate, and urged actions to discourage the trend.

The citizens were reacting to the return of some Nigerians illegal migrants to Libya on Tuesday.

144 Nigerians were brought home from Libya on Tuesday by the Federal Government with the assistance of International Organisation for Migration (IMO).

The return resulted from outcries against dehumanisation of illegal migrants in Libya.

A chieftain of APC in Kano State, Alhaji Musa Umar, expressed sadness that some parents assisted their children to risk their lives in…

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