What is the reason why people get into situations where they are susceptible to getting sold into slavery?
The fight for SURVIVAL? The search for ‘greener pastures’? The need to want ‘better’? Did you know......No fewer than 10,000 Nigerians have died between January and May 2017 while trying to illegally migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts, the Nigeria Immigration Service has said.
NIS Assistant Comptroller-General, in charge of training, manpower and development, Mr. Maroof Giwa, said that 4,900 Nigerians died in the Mediterranean Sea while the rest died while going through the deserts in their bid to cross to Europe.
The struggle for survival has led a lot of people into ill fate.
People must be educated on the dangers of illegal migration. Even more, the Government has to seriously work at making Nigeria good enough for its people. Research has it that 90% of foreign slaves are illegal immigrants.
We are deeply saddened by these recent developments.
We hope that this will be brought to a stop ASAP and even more, we hope for a better Nigeria, one where it’s people will not have to resort to such means just to get access to ‘greener pastures’.
Let’s raise awareness together!