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Libya arrests gang torturing Nigerians, Africans

Libyan forces have arrested gang members suspected of torturing Nigerians and other African migrants. They are reported to have been arrested near Tripoli after torture video surfaced on Social media. Details later but Nigerians who returned from Libya have narrated their harrowing experience. Miss Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, who blamed her father’s

Macron to propose military action against human traffickers

French President Emmanuel Macron told FRANCE 24 on Wednesday that he would be proposing military action against human traffickers to combat migrant slave trading. Macron has also called for an "urgent operation" to evacuate victims from Libya. In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the 2017 African

Buhari emerges Chairman of Gulf of Guinea Commission

Harps on maritime security, regional stability Calls for concerted efforts against piracy, human trafficking Jude Johnson  The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has emerged the Chairman of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) with a call for improved efforts against piracy, human trafficking and other criminal activities in the region. Buhari, who was represented by

The new ways of Nigeria’s human traffickers

Thousands of young people move from the Nigerian state of Benue in the east to the country's southwest every year. They are promised a good education and well-paid jobs. But they end up in modern slavery. Judith Akuha, 18, sits on a small wooden bench in rural eastern Nigeria with a