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News Feature: Nigerians and the Cannibals of Libya

News Feature: Nigerians and the Cannibals of Libya

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By Sylvanus Ekpo, Tina Edogor The slave markets of Libya are abuzz with young Nigerian slaves who are tortured, humiliated and eventually sold off on the auction block for a few, miserable dollars. While some are held in detention centres waiting to be deported, the not-so-lucky ones are roasted as suya and their body parts serve as barbecue for the cannibals of Libya. Once a thriving nation, Libya was ruled by Col. Muamar Gaddafi, who took power in 1969 in a bloodless revolution. He used the oil wealth of his country to improve healthcare, free education, free housing and a strong economy. Millions of impoverished peoples around the world flocked to Libya in search of the good life. Nigerians, tired of bad governance and failed promises, saw that country as the next best destinatio...