We Saw Many Decomposing Bodies In The Desert -Libya Returnee
Nigerians stranded in Libya being repatriated Photo: Twitter

Nigerian returnees from Libya are still recounting gory tales of their time in the North African nation.

Recall that hundreds of them have been repatriated to the country in recent weeks.

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This followed a report by CNN chronicling how migrants, who want to enter Europe via Libya, are being sold into slavery.

One of those returnees Lucky Akoluche said that most of the migrants were used to test the efficacy of their weapons.

According to Lucky, who is from Delta State, the traffickers did not value human life.

“The Libyans killed people the way they liked. When they bought new guns, they used human beings to test the guns. They call us black monkeys,” the told 28-year-old told Southern City News.

He said he left the country April last year after he could not pay his fees at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.

Lucky added that he “left Nigeria for Europe on April 25, 2016. I wanted to go to Germany, but I had to go through Libya. I left Nigeria because of the suffering that my family and I were facing.

“I was in the second semester of my first year in Ozoro Polytechnic. But I could not continue because of lack of money to pay my fees he explained.

“So, my sister assisted me with some money, which I used to travel. My friends also advised me to go. I spent about N2m.

“I regret abandoning my studies for a trip abroad. Libya is not good; I did not know that it was like that. I should have searched for something to do here in Nigeria.

“It is better to stay in Nigeria because many people are dying in Libya. There was no water and food for days.

“People die at sea. About 10 persons died in my presence due to lack of water and food for up to a month. Some decomposing bodies were seen in the desert as we were travelling.”