LIBYA Crisis: Libyans Still Killing Nigerians and Blacks - Ambassador

Date: 05-09-2011 5:51 am (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 5-09-2011 05:51 AM (11 years ago)
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Nigeria is protesting to Libya’s Transitional National Council (TNC), Britain and France the killing of its nationals in the troubled North African country.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru abandoned a church service yesterday to take distress calls of Nigerians in Libya, including their co-ordinator, Mr. Daramola Siji.

Nigerians are being attacked in Tripoli, Benghazi, Gath, Agadez and Sirte, the hometown of the embattled Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, whose 42-year grip on power has been removed by a six-month insurgency.

See the earlier Video about the killings here.. Video

A source said: “Unharmed Nigerians are being killed in tens for no just cause. In some instances, they rape Nigerian women before shooting them to death.

“Yet, this is the same TNC that the Federal Government is backing in Libya. The blacks are not involved in Libyan crisis; they do not deserve this massacre.”

In one of the distress notes sent to the Presidency and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Siji, who is from Emure-Ekiti, said: “We cannot go out of our homes, my wife and children. We will certainly be shot. We don’t have food and we lack everything.

“We can save lives. I am calling on AU to act and save African families boxed in troubled Libya and if anyone could reach out to the Nigerian government to stop the killing of Nigerians by the former rebels who are now the new leaders in Libya, it will be better.”

In a telephone chat with our correspondent, Siji gave details of how Nigerians have become the targets of the rebels.

He added: “The truth is that when Gaddafi was in office, he had sympathy for black Africans and many have even settled in Libya.

“In fact, there is a city in Southern Libya called Suyima that is mostly populated by Nigerians, especially the Hausa. The city shares borders with Algeria and Niger.

“But due to Gaddafi’s sympathy for the blacks, the rebels assumed that the blacks will naturally do everything to protect Gaddafi. So, they decided to kill any black man on sight.

“Nigerians have been the butt of the attacks on the blacks because the rebels could hardly differentiate them from Ghanaians, Malians, Nigerians, Burkinabes, Senegalese and Gambians.

“They are really killing many Nigerians and this is just unfortunate.”

The Nation learnt that Amb. Ashiru was moved into action after getting the distress call yesterday. He shelved a church service to attend to the calls.

A government source said: “Apart from talking to Siji directly, the Minister also reached out to the TNC, Britain and France on the need to stop the killing of black migrant workers, especially Nigerians.

“For about five hours yesterday, the Minister was talking to the TNC leaders, Britain and France on why the genocide must stop.

“The Federal Government has pleaded with Britain and France to prevail on the TNC leaders to ask their foot soldiers to end the massacre of blacks in Libya.


Posted: at 5-09-2011 05:51 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- san1000 at 5-09-2011 06:13 AM (11 years ago)
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Nigerians we need to act fast before every body dies in libya, Because i dont believe we government in this country
Posted: at 5-09-2011 06:13 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- elusakin at 5-09-2011 06:24 AM (11 years ago)
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Here is my comment.

Next time, don't jump from frying pan to fire. If Nigeria was bad, Libya was never better.

A word is enough for a deaf (Because too many words are useless to him)
Posted: at 5-09-2011 06:24 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- babita at 5-09-2011 07:34 AM (11 years ago)
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make thounder fire jonathan.he can't even stop the kiiling of his people.
Posted: at 5-09-2011 07:34 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- 41truth at 5-09-2011 07:38 AM (11 years ago)
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why not evacute them frm lybia?
Posted: at 5-09-2011 07:38 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- moniconyez at 5-09-2011 07:41 AM (11 years ago)
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What is all these, GOD INTERVENE PLEASE
Posted: at 5-09-2011 07:41 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- osituga at 5-09-2011 07:42 AM (11 years ago)
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Stupid people, why dont you send a plane to Libya to take them home, hmmmm anywayz Nigerians wont even go home sef.... SMH*
Posted: at 5-09-2011 07:42 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- moniconyez at 5-09-2011 07:47 AM (11 years ago)
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Where were you BY the time GOODLUCK SENT ABOUT 2 PLANES TO PICK THEM ?
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- sureey22 at 5-09-2011 07:49 AM (11 years ago)
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why are you guys causing jonathan? do you no at the onset of the crisis he sent TWO plains to libya to evacuate nigerians buh many of them did not want to come back so plz leave jonathan out of this,
Posted: at 5-09-2011 07:49 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- lokya at 5-09-2011 07:54 AM (11 years ago)
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Libyans Still Killing Nigerians and Blacks - Ambassador
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Where were you BY the time GOODLUCK SENT ABOUT 2 PLANES TO PICK THEM ?
Please help me ask them
Posted: at 5-09-2011 07:54 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Malachi09 at 5-09-2011 08:21 AM (11 years ago)
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Na mumu them be na...Buh e dei pain me say them dei rape 9ja babez o..

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- ghanalove at 5-09-2011 09:22 AM (11 years ago)
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  i wish to build my own program so i could evacuate ppl there myself, they need to be saved.

God help them.

Nigeria needs to be taught that not every COUNTRY IS BETTER than nigeria.

Posted: at 5-09-2011 09:22 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- victordon1 at 5-09-2011 09:35 AM (11 years ago)
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Let God help all Nigerians living outside Nigeria
Posted: at 5-09-2011 09:35 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- moniconyez at 5-09-2011 09:37 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: victordon1 on  5-09-2011 09:35 AM
Let God help all Nigerians living outside Nigeria


AMEN, AMEN AND AMEN
Posted: at 5-09-2011 09:37 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- gloxxy98 at 5-09-2011 10:06 AM (11 years ago)
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they refer to die there

God pls save them oooooooooooooo
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- sweetypeters at 5-09-2011 10:13 AM (11 years ago)
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sad news all over
Posted: at 5-09-2011 10:13 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 5-09-2011 10:30 AM (11 years ago)
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toobad a situation now, make GOD help them ooo,
Posted: at 5-09-2011 10:30 AM (11 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Idbabe at 5-09-2011 10:48 AM (11 years ago)
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Shebi FG went to evacuate them, dat was the news i heard oooo abi y dem no gree come back?
Posted: at 5-09-2011 10:48 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- Sakiwonder at 5-09-2011 10:49 AM (11 years ago)
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its really a pity that this is happening, even when there is war in libya many Nigerians still decides to travel saying and hoping that the border is open not knowing that they are going to meet there doom. Tears fall from my eyes when i was reading this, its really a pity GOD HELP THEM ALL. :'(
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- ajanni at 5-09-2011 10:50 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: babita on  5-09-2011 07:34 AM
make thounder fire jonathan.he can't even stop the kiiling of his people.
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: at 5-09-2011 10:50 AM (11 years ago) | Grande Master
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