By Yunus Yusuf/Lagos
One of many Nigerian returnees from Libya, 21 year-old Azizat Omoniyi has narrated her regrettable expertise in Libya, declaring she wasted 4 years of her life.
The woman from Lagos State stated she deserted her training when she was 17 years outdated and expressed remorse for her misbehaviour, particularly for losing her father’s hard-earned cash.
“I will never advise anyone to think of travelling out of this country aimlessly” Azizat stated on Wednesday night time after touchdown in Lagos.
“We don’t admire what now we have till it’s misplaced. Anybody pondering of travelling with out set and achievable aims ought to overlook it,’’ she stated.
Azizat stated her mom died whereas she was at a young age and was being catered for by maternal relations, however she felt she was being maltreated and ran away to be together with her father.
“From my father’s custody, a buddy satisfied me to satisfy her in Ibadan the place I used to be launched to the thought of travelling to Libya the place I used to be advised that I may work and obtain a month-to-month wage of ₦120,000.
“I deceived my father that I wished to determine a enterprise and he gave me ₦800,000, however I used it for the Libyan journey by way of the desert.
“I grew to become a slave and prostitute in Libya; I’m not mendacity, I raised equal of ₦2 million as a prostitute to free myself from my trafficker.
“I wish to return to highschool. I ended education at SS2 and have learnt my classes,’’ she lamented.
“The teachings are very, very bitter, I wasted my life.
“I have no idea my father’s location. I misplaced every thing that I believed I may deliver again dwelling when the police raided our home and threw all of us into jail.
“We have been dispossessed of our financial savings and property. I misplaced the telephone through which l had my father’s contact.
“I’ve to attend until my transport allowance is paid earlier than I should purchase telephone and attempt to gamble with numbers to know if I can get my father’s contact,’’ a remorseful Azizat stated.
Azizat was among the many 175 Nigerian returnees from Libya, who arrived Wednesday night time on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport (MMA), Lagos.
The returnees have been 92 male adults, 53 feminine adults, six male youngsters, 12 feminine youngsters, 9 male infants and three feminine infants.
Performing Coordinator of NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Workplace, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, advised the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that they arrived on the airport at about 9.48 p.m. on Wednesday.
NAN experiences that 158 returnees had arrived from Libya 5 hours earlier earlier than the arrival of Azizat’s batch.
Farinloye stated the recent 175 returnees, which included Azizat, had been stranded in Libya.
They departed from Mitiga Worldwide Airport, Tripoli, aboard a chartered Boeing 737-400 with registration quantity 5A-WAC.
He stated they have been acquired on the Nigerian Aviation Dealing with Firm wing of the MMA.
“The returnees have been introduced again by the Worldwide Organisation for Migration by way of a voluntary repatriation programme for distressed individuals.
“The EU sponsored the repatriation of the stranded Nigerians who had failed of their try and seek for greener pastures exterior Nigeria,’’ he stated.