Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Nigerian Government Realizes It Recognized Mass Killers Roaming Libya

Nigeria starts to realize it recognized Libyan mass killers

Posted: 2011/09/06
From: Mathaba

Gaddafi had sympathy for black Africans, for that reason the rebels are killing them.

After the former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo condemned NATO's war against Libya last week, the current Nigerian government now also starts to realize what they have recognized: a "National Transitional Council" whose rebels are mass killing Nigerian nationals who have settled in Libya.

On Sunday Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru received distress calls from Nigerians who live in Libya, including from their coordinator Mr Daramola Siji. Siji reported about outright killings, rape and extortion of money from Africans who have taken refuge in camps.

“The truth is that Gaddafi had sympathy for black Africans", Siji said. "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 Libyan rebels consider the blacks as their enemies and decided to kill any black man they come across.”

Siji, who is from Emure-Ekiti, Nigeria, described his personal situation: "My family can't leave our house. We will certainly be shot. We're lacking everything; we don't even have food. This is caused by the the same National Transitional Council that the Nigerian government is backing in Libya."

In a reaction on Siji's call, Foreign Minister Ashiru said: “The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria wishes to note with concern reports of incessant abuse of helpless civilians in Libya by some unscrupulous elements who continue to take undue advantage of the ongoing crisis in that country, particularly to carry out attacks on black migrant workers and other black Africans."

He added that "these extra-judicial killings certainly run contrary to Nigeria’s call for good governance by the National Transitional Council."

The killing of Nigerians in Libya was also condemned on Sunday by a member of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Mrs Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa. She called on the Federal Government to mount pressure on the Libyan rebels’ National Transitional Council to stop the ongoing genocide against blacks in the country.

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