"How We Drank Fuel On Our Way To Libya"- Returnee Lady Narrates Her Ordeal

Published On: October 27, 2017, 1:43 pm (3 years ago)
Author: onuigbo felicia

A 21-year-old female Nigerian returnee from Libya identified as Patience Ubosa who was among the hundreds of stranded Nigerians repartriated back home has disclosed how she and her co-travelers drank fuel in the desert as they attempted to find 'greener pastures' in Europe.
the woman was among the 161 stranded Nigerians who were repatriated back to the country with the assistance of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and European Union less than 48 hours after 257 returnees arrived the country.
It was gathered that the returnees, which includes; 71 male adults, 5 male children, 5 male infants, 78 female adults and 2 female infants, were received by Suleiman Yakubu, the zonal coordinator, Southwest region, NEMA.
They were conveyed in a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG which landed at the Cargo Wing of MMIa, Ikeja at about 8 p.m. with the Returnees
While narrating her horrific story, Ubosa, who grew up in Benin-City, Edo state, disclosed that they were given the fuel to drink by the driver of the vehicle, when they got hungry.
She further revealed how the travelers rushed to drink water from a shallow well that they found, only to discover that there were decomposing bodies in it.
She said they successfully got to Libya but they couldn't cross to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea due to attacks by rival fishermen who were to assist them in crossing to Europe.
The returnees would be assisted to get back on their track with their lives, by the federal government and the state governments.

Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 01:43 PM | Hero
i hope you've learnt your lessons ....and please tell others
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 02:17 PM | Hero
Na wa ooo
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 02:33 PM | Hero
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 02:33 PM | Gistmaniac
kixme kixme (m)
 Roll Eyes ::)After so many years....may na una for help us kill some people for this country Roll Eyes Roll Eyes since una don travel inside desert
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 02:37 PM | Gistmaniac
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 02:51 PM | Hero
Despite this, some people will still not learn.
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 03:07 PM | Upcoming
its a terrible experience mehn!

Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 06:43 PM | Addicted Hero
proly proly (f)
Nawaooo life no easy ooh atball..if they get to europe na another suffer
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 09:06 PM | Hero
EUROPE not paradise , better stay in your country and manage the little you have
Posted: (3 years ago) on 27-10-2017 10:46 PM | Newbie