The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against embarking on the dangerous journey to Libya as a means of travelling to Europe to seek greener pastures.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa who issued the warning on Sunday while addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, she asked Nigerians who might be insisting on embarking on such journeys to learn from the bitter experience of the returnees from the North African country.
In her words, ‘anybody thinking of going on that journey should just perish the thoughts because you are not likely to survive it. All those who have returned will tell you that it’s not just worth it. They’ve been to hell and back; they have a second chance.”
She said: “there is a deadline to bring them (stranded Nigerians) back. Once we bring everybody back and you are still going, really you are putting yourself into trouble.”