It has been reported by the BBC that 26 Nigerian women have lost their lives while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea.
The women are suspected to have been sexually abused and murdered afterwards.
The trend – a reference: Having successfully got to Libya, en route Europe, 826 Nigerians got stranded in Libya and had to return to Nigeria. Not forgetting all the other numbers that have been reported to have returned.
Back to the matter: Italian prosecutors have begun an investigation into the deaths of the women, said to be mostly teenagers.
The BBC also reports that their bodies were currently in a Spanish warship — Cantabria — at the sea which is also carrying hundreds of other migrants, including other Nigerian survivors.
Twenty-three of the Nigerians were said to have been on a rubber boat with 64 other migrants prior to their deaths.
La Repubblica, an Italian medium, reports that a total of 375 migrants rescued from the sea and currently in the warship are sub-Saharan Africans from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, The Gambia and Sudan.
Among the survivors were 52 children and 90 women, eight of whom are said to be pregnant.
Each migrant is charged about $6,000 (£4,578) to get to Italy, by people-smuggling gangs, according to L’Abbraccio, an Italian aid group.
What this means: People are migrating because there are no policies in place to make Nigerians believe in a better country.
In other words, the citizens have observed that no matter how hard they try, the “green” would only fade to “brown” – signifying a lost cause. The colour specialists can prove that wrong.
Note: The image is of Nigerians being deported from South Africa.
Omoleye Omoruyi… an apprentice web/game developer, novelist, sensitive to happenings in the world. Meet him @Lord_rickie on Twitter/Instagram