-Government has rescued some 127 Ghanaian migrants living in Libya
-The returnee migrants were brought in two separate flights
-The shared horrifying experiences of their travels
The Government of Ghana delivered on its promise to intervene in the slave trade situation happening in Libya by rescuing some 127 Ghanaian migrants from the North African country.
Some of the migrants were seen in a video disembarking from a Libyan Airline flight last night. There is no telling the conditions they were living in and the trauma some of them had been through in the foreign country.
The returnee migrants were seen in hoodies and had mixed expressions written all over their faces as they touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Wednesday night.
Some of the returnees shared harrowing stories of how life in Libya was nothing to write home about. One Ghanaian migrant revealed that some of the perpetrators of the slave trade were black Africans. He went on to shockingly state that some Ghanaians who were in Libya sold him into slavery.
Some of the visibly shaken returnees recounted how they had to survive on the desert and how they were arrested and sent to a deportation center in Libya.
Tales were also told of how many migrants lost their lives on the desert, how some disappeared without a trace and how some other migrants were shot and killed in cold blood.
Another migrant recounted that he was arrested and imprisoned for 6 months and was later transferred to a different facility even though he was told he was going to be deported to Ghana. He went on to reveal that he had not taken his bath for a month after the transfer.
He went on to indicate that the number of migrants who had died were far more than those who had survived and were being rescued by their countries.
A report on CNN about slavery in Libya sparked worldwide outcry which has led the governments of African migrants in Libya to take steps in returning their nationals.
The migrants who are believed to be the most affected in these atrocities include Nigerians, Senegalese, Ivorians and Ghanaians.
Many public figures came out to condemn the modern day slavery in Libya which saw mostly black Africans being sold off for as low as $400.
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