NIDCOM BOSS MEETS LIBYAN ENVOY OVER BURNING OF A NIGERIAN TO DEATH IN LIBYA
By Gabriel Odu
ABUJA, OCTOBER 15, 2020 :Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,
NIDCOM, has met with the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria Amb. Ayad M.F. Attayary in Abuja to demand justice over the burning to death of a Nigerian in Tripoli last week.
The NIDCOM Boss stressed that, “all we want is justice ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book.”
The Libyan envoy gave assurances of an open and transparent Libyan legal system where justice is served on the three alleged killers. Amb. Ayad M. F. Attayary painted a sordid picture of migrants still losing their lives off the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara desert in all attempts to make Europe.
It could be recalled that early last week reports by major news networks indicate that a Nigerian was set ablaze by petrol in a factory allegedly by three Libyan Nationals. This act has been condemned by the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations and the Libyan Interior Ministry. Though the full identity of the Nigerian has not been made known but the three alleged killers are under full investigation and interrogations and will face judgement soon.
* Gabriel Odu is of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, NIDCOM, Abuja.