NO to slavery in Libya
An exclusive report published by CNN gained worldwide attention after it revealed that migrants in Libya are being sold by smugglers for as little as $400.
People are outraged by the existence of real-life slave auctions in 2017 and so close to home. Nigerian politicians and celebrities have raised their voice against this cruelty and although belated, President Muhammadu Buhari has also condemned the act.
Upon the release of that report, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has worked in collaboration with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) to ensure the return of Nigerian immigrants to the country.
239 of them arrived the country today and we know this because gospel act, Nikki Laoye shared live videos from the airport.
The Trump Effect
Thanks to President Donald Trump’s narrative about CNN being a perpetrator of fake news, the Libyan media is seizing the moment to dismiss the US broadcaster’s exclusive slave trade report.
Trump makes rubbish like this easy when he blabs non-stop on Twitter.
Days after CNN’s report was made public, Trump tweeted, “CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!”
Now, Libyan media channels are insisting that CNN had an ulterior political motive for publishing that report and in essence, it may be “fake news”.
Whew! The Donald makes things harder.
Libya in your homes!
Former Nigerian rapper, Eldee the Don took to Twitter to share another perspective to this slave trade story. How about those of you who practice slavery in your homes? You’re all just as guilty.
So are you willing to give him another shot at presidency?
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