A 28-year-old man identified as Nwaka John from Imo state left Nigeria in June 23, 2017 with the intention to enter Europe but ended up being stranded in Libya. “I spent 5 days in the desert where I have to drink somebody’s urine in order to survive. Out of 104 of us that started the journey only 81 made it to Libya, 23 others died in the desert. This journey is indeed a suicide mission,” John lamented.
The computer engineering graduate was among the 157 Nigeria migrants that were brought home by IOM from Libya on Wednesday 27 December 2017.
This latest flight is the 30th chartered flight IOM has organized so far in 2017 that has brought home 6327 stranded Nigeria migrants from Libya under the EU Funded project “Migration Governance and Reintegration in Nigeria”