“Fellow Nigerians abducted us and sold us as slaves in Libya” Returnees Says

A 25-year-old woman, Esosa Osas, who was in Libya for six months, said she also met many Nigerians selling their countrymen.

Nigerians based in Libya are selling their fellow countrymen, as revelations indicated that Libyan nationals are buying and selling migrants as slaves.

This emerged as more Nigerians are repatriated by the International Organisation for Migration with the backing of the European Union in an ongoing exercise that has seen 1,295 retrieved from Libya in November alone.

Since the beginning of 2017, IOM-facilitated repatriation has brought back 5,578 Nigerian migrants, who were trapped in and outside prisons across Libya.

On Thursday night, 150 migrants from mostly Edo and Delta states arrived the country aboard a Buraq Airplane at the cargo terminal of the Murtala International Airport, Lagos. It was two days after 239 migrants had also been brought into the country. 

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One of them, 26-year-old Odion Saliu, a hairdresser from Edo State, said she was kidnapped and handed over to a Nigerian, who forced her to call her mother.

According to her, her mother in Benin paid N200, 000 but she was again sold by the same Nigerian for 3,000 dinars (about N794, 000).

Saliu explained that the Nigerians spoke Pidgin English and some Nigerian languages.

She said, “When I was kidnapped with others and held for some weeks, the Arabs asked if I wanted to be taken to a Nigerian and I readily said yes. I was very happy that I was going to someone from my country. But it was a lie.

“The Nigerian they took me to locked me in a cell and told me to call my mother and ask for N60, 000. The man said he would sell me to a connection house if my family did not get the money. I called to inform my mother and the trafficker who facilitated my journey from Nigeria.

“But the trafficker spoke with them on the phone and told them the amount they demanded was too small. They increased it to N200, 000. My mother paid into an account after they provided her with the account number over the phone.

“The Nigerian said if I wanted to cross the sea, I had to pay him again. But when we got to the seaside, he sold me again.”

Another Edo State indigene, Sunday Anyaegbunam, left Nigeria along with his wife in April, as they journey for nine-days through the desert, they were sold twice by Nigerians.

According to him, when their Nigerian “burger” (trafficker) sold them to another set of Libyan traffickers at Agadez, Niger, the traffickers sold him and his wife to a Nigerian who took them to Sabha, Libya, where they were separated in different cells.

“We were made to contact our families on the phone and I had to ensure the payment of N400, 000 for my release and N300, 000 for my wife,” Anyaegbunam said.

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Like others, he could only identify the Nigerians trading in their countrymen in Libya through the Nigerian languages they spoke and their accent.

He said, “The Nigerians selling people in Libya are more wicked than many of the Arabs. I have never seen people so heartless as the Nigerians who bought and sold me.

“There are many of them in Agadez and Sabha, who are making so much money from selling their own people. But there are other West Africans (Ghanaians)doing the business too.

“When you approach them and say, ‘Please, my brother, help me.’ They would tell you, “No brother in the jungle.”

A 25-year-old woman, Esosa Osas, who was in Libya for six months, said she also met many Nigerians selling their countrymen.

“You dare not talk to them, else they would beat you and lock you up. They sell women for 5,000 dinars and men for N4, 000 dinars. I noticed that the connection houses were also controlled by Nigerian women.”

All these accounts were corroborated by 35-year-old Harrison Okotie who lived in Libya for three years until his repatriation.

“Nigerians and Libyans are doing the business like they are one big happy family,” he said.

However, Most of the migrants who arrived Nigeria on Thursday were from Edo State.

Officials of the state’s task force on illegal migration were on hand with luxurious buses to transport their people back home.

A member of the task force, Mr. Okoduwa Solomon, told NewsAfriq that his team had made six such journeys to the airport within the last one month to take their indigenes repatriated from Libya back home.

He said, “The first process is to take them through counselling, then we profile them.

“After that, we put them in a home that the state government has provided for the returnees. The Edo State Government is paying each of the returnees from the state a stipend.

They are going to undergo a training in agriculture, poultry, fishery and others to make them useful to themselves and the system.”

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency coordinate the reception of the returnees at the airport.South West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Yakubu Sulaiman, said the returnees would be lodged in a hotel where they would have the chance to clean up before their journey back home.

Meanwhile, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has called on the Federal Government to use all diplomatic channels to prevail on the Libyan authorities to ensure the dignity of our people. 

She said in a statement on Friday that it was an embarrassment that Nigerians who were treated like royalty in the past were being dehumanised in a foreign land.

“We must build a country where our people have opportunities to prosper and lead useful and productive lives and will only travel on leisure and business and not as illegal migrants desperate to live anywhere other than Nigeria,” she added.

Kofi Danso Prophet or Magician?

I began to study more on the teachings of Kofi Danso and was honestly baffled as to how ANYONE would seriously consider him a preacher much less a prophet!

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Considering the lies, and deception taking place in Christendom worldwide, I think it wise to thoroughly dissect EVERY so-called “man of God” or “woman of God.” besides, according to Isaiah 8:20

To the law(the books of Genesis,Exodus,Leviticus,Numbers and Deuteronomy) and to the testimony (from the book of Joshua to Malichi) if they speak not according to this word it’s because there is no light in them.

 

And, Isaiah 28:10 that says “for precept must be upon precept and line upon line” (which means everything must be in line with what has been previously prophesied according to the old testament). 

If these “prophets” are truly who they claim to be they shouldn’t have a problem with public scrutiny, Right? I have listened to Kofi Danso who calls himself a prophet and the founder of “Miracle Arena” in Canada. He is from Ghana, West Africa and now lives in Canada. He found fame and acquired his own private jet quickly after his arrival to Canada- his story is one likened to “from rags to riches,” he wasn’t even remotely wealthy or famous when he lived in Ghana, West Africa – as a matter of fact, not too many people even heard of him. I began to really question his authenticity after hearing his messages such as “Secret to the prophetic” 

In this video he states that Balaam was a prophet and that his donkey prophesied, he even said that “You need a SPIRITUAL FATHER to prophesy”!

His whole rant about ‘the prophetic” is laughable, and to be honest with you holds a *secret that many Americans listening wont realize which I’ll go into later. ANY person that studies the bible is familiar with the story of Balaam and his donkey. THAT DONKEY DIDN’T PROPHESY as Kofi said he did and Balaam WASNT A PROPHET, he was a SORCERER! I began to study more on the teachings of Kofi Danso and was honestly baffled as to how ANYONE would seriously consider him a preacher much less a prophet! He endorses the likes of Jamal Bryant who has tarnished his own reputation [as so many other “prophets” have] due to infidelity, and endorses other questionable religious leaders such as Benny Hinn, Uebert Angel, Brian Carn and others.

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Kofi passionately teaches about spiritual fathers   encouraging his followers to have one, and that their lives will be unproductive without one, but the bible teaches to not call ANYONE father except Him.  During his video “The prophetic” he stated that “dreams are not prophecy,” but he seems to contradict himself in this video.  And by the way, the bible is full of prophets who prophesied through dreams … And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream Numbers 12:6 and  “for God speaks again and again though people do not recognize it, He speaks IN DREAMS, in visions of the night when deep sleep falls on people as the lay in their beds He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings” Job 33:14-16.  This man Kofi Danso already has proven himself to be unfit to be anyone’s preacher, teacher or pastor because there are obviously some things that he needs to learn, and he can begin with learning THE BIBLE since this is where Christians base and extract their beliefs. This man obviously has very limited bible knowledge, just listen to him for yourself!  There are many people who call themselves “prophets” that gain their ability to “see” by using various types of ju-ju, witchcraft and other dark fetish means to access information. This is common practice in West Africa, South Africa, the Caribbean, and now, the United States and I believe, based on my own observations and knowledge of African ju-ju,  that this is how Kofi Danso accesses information allowing him to do what his followers identify as “prophesy.” Danso, and others like him depend on the ignorance of his followers to keep them popular and make you believe that they are hearing from God.  

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*A “father” by definition in terms of the dark side of “prophesy” in Africa is one who will “teach you the craft”– one who will entrust you with his secret that enables him to know things “prophetically”  and share this with you by means of indoctrination and swearing you to secrecy. This is NOT A NEW PRACTICE in Africa, especially in Ghana where even drunkards can “prophecy,” but is something completely unheard of to most people in America which is one reason Westerners are deceived into believing these type people have authentic gifts from God. EVERY preacher,pastor,teacher and prophet that followers Kofi Danso is suspect and most likely are practicing the same type of sorcery (depending on how close they are to him), or want to know what he knows. Don’t be fooled with his boasting of how much he fasts and prays (an authentic spiritual person would never boast about that anyway), fetish workers in Africa have their own reasons for fasting and praying, oftentimes they’re not even praying to the god you think they’re praying to, regardless of the number of times they say “god”.  This isn’t anything to be taken lightly because many people are being duped out of their money, and are being used as spiritual targets due to this deception and ignorance and are blindly putting their trust in people who have seduced them into believing that they’ve been “called by God” but in reality are nothing more than magic practitioners! 

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~ Babyon today