NIDCOM condemns burning of Nigerian migrant in Libya


The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the death of a Nigerian, who was killed and set ablaze by three men alleged to Libyan Nationals at a factory in Tripoli.

Dabiri-Erewa, who described the death as dastardly, bestial and unacceptable, called on the Libyan Authorities to apply the full weight of the law on the suspected Killers.

A statement by the Libyan Interior Ministry also condemned the act insisting that it is a new wave of violence on migrants in North Africa while the United Nations described the killing as another senseless crime against migrants in Libya.

“We are horrified by the killing of a Nigerian migrant worker in Tripoli, #Libya by three men yesterday. The young man was burned alive, in yet again another senseless crime against migrants in the country. Those responsible must be held to account,” tweeted Federico Soda, the head of the UN’s International Organisation of Migration (IOM) mission in Libya.

The full identity of the Nigerian man is yet to be revealed as interrogations of the suspected attackers who are in custody is ongoing.


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