CSOs protest slave auctions at Libyan embassy

Some Civil Society Organisations on Thursday stormed the Libyan Embassy in Abuja to protest the reported slave trade of Africans in Libya.

What happened:

CNN had reported that Africans, most especially Nigerians are being auctioned in Libya for as low as $400.

What is happening:

Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju said it was shocking that slave trade  was still being practices in the modern age.

He urged the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded in Libya.

“It is unacceptable to humanity, it unacceptable even to our culture because is alien and they should not try to redefine Africa. We have gone through the dark ages, we are now in the era of modernising Africa. We should be the one setting the pace and be the example we want to see on the continent,” he said.

“It is shocking to find that slave trade, a horrible part of African history which is best confined to our collective past and best studied to avoid a repeat, is being conducted so brazenly in these modern times.”

Some of the civil society organisations at the protest were #OurMumuDonDo, Concerned Nigerians, Campaign For Democracy ,Coalition in Defence Of Nigerian Democracy and MAD Connect.

The group vowed to stage another protest at the ministry of foreign affairs on Monday.

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