In the midst of the uproar over revelations that Libyan nationals are buying and selling migrants as slaves in Libya, _Saturday PUNCH_ has learnt that Nigerians based in the country also sell their fellow countrymen. This emerged as more Nigerians are repatriated by the International Organisation for Migration with the backing of the European Union in an ongoing exercise that has seen 1,295 retrieved from Libya in November alone.
Since the beginning of 2017, IOM-facilitated repatriation has brought back 5,578 Nigerian migrants, who were trapped in and outside prisons across Libya. On Thursday night, 150 migrants from mostly Edo and Delta states arrived the country aboard a Buraq Airplane at the cargo terminal of the Murtala International Airport, Lagos. It was two days after 239 migrants had also been brought into the country.
Many of the returnees, who were thankful for being back, confirmed to _Saturday PUNCH_ that they were sold by their fellow countrymen, who were getting rich in Libya.