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Nigeria govt react as a Nigerian migrant worker was burnt alive in Libya

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The Nigeria Govt. has condemned “in strong terms” the burning alive of a Nigerian in Tripoli, Libya by three men on 7th October 2020.

The Nigerian was soaked with fuel in a factory in Tripoli by the three Libyan nationals and then set on fire.

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement on Thursday 8th October 2020, signed by a spokesperson for NIDCOM, Gabriel Odu described the act as “dastardly, beastial and unacceptable.”

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“The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned in strong terms the killing of a Nigerian, setting him ablaze by three men.

“Allegedly all Libyan Nationals who stormed a factory. The NIDCOM Boss has described the act as dastardly, beastial and unacceptable. Hon Dabiri-Erewa called on the Libyan Authorities to apply the full weight of the law on the suspected Killers.

“Meanwhile a statement by the Libyan Interior Ministry has condemned the act insisting that it is a new wave of violence on migrants in North Africa.

“The United Nations has also described the Killing of the Nigerian man “another senseless crime against migrants in the Country.

“In the meantime, the full identity of the Nigerian man set on fire by petrol has not been made known as investigations and interrogations of the suspected attackers who are in custody are on going,” the statement read.

Dabiri-Erewa called on the Libyan authorities to apply the full weight of the law on the suspected Killers.

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Meanwhile, a statement by the Libyan interior ministry has condemned the act insisting that it is a new wave of violence on migrants in North Africa.

The United Nations has also described the Killing of the Nigerian as “another senseless crime against migrants in the country.”

The suspected attackers are reportedly in police custody in the North Africa nation’s capital, Tripoli.

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