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Nigerians, who were recently repatriated from the crises-torn Libya relay their ordeal after they were caught in-between two feuding camps.
Their appearances tell the story of the ordeals they went through in their host country. The 327 Nigerians who were recently evacuated from the crises-torn Libya wear the scar like a toga.
Disheveled, disillusioned and angry, the returnees, men, women and children arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport last weekend in two batches on board a Tripoli Air Memphis SUBME Plane.
The stranded Nigerians, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), were evacuated to the country from Libya through the effort of the International Office for Migration (IOM), a United Nations body.
Statistics by the Agency indicate of those brought back, 113 are females and 214 males. Among them also are11 under-aged children and one elderly person.
Weekly Trust learnt that some of the returnees had been tortured or imprisoned by the new government in Tripoli before they were evacuated.
Some of them who relieve their experiences to Weekly Trust painted a gloomy picture of the post Gaddafi era, in which cross fire there were caught.
Mr. Okwudolor John said “the situation is very bad in Libya. Nigerians are suffering; some are very sick while others are dying. … “