Azizat Omoniyi, one of the returnees from Libya has shared her experience on how she resorted to prostitution raising the sum of N2 million to free herself from her trafficker.
Omoniyi who was among the returnees also revealed that she regretted leaving Nigeria at a tender age, abandoning her education and deceiving her father before traveling to the north African country.
About 330 Nigerians who were stranded in Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi, were evacuated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Federal Government and they arrived in a chattered air flight on Wednesday night in Abuja.
The 21-year-old further revealed that a friend convinced her to travel to Libya where she would be earning a monthly salary of ₦120,000.
Omoniyi said: “I will never advise anyone to think of travelling out of this country aimlessly.
“We don’t appreciate what we have until it is lost. Anyone thinking of travelling without set and achievable objectives should forget it.
“From my father’s custody, a friend convinced me to meet her in Ibadan where I was introduced to the idea of travelling to Libya where I was told that I could work and receive a monthly salary of ₦120,000.
“I deceived my father that I wanted to establish a business and he gave me ₦800,000, but I used it for the Libyan trip through the desert.
“I became a slave and prostitute in Libya; I am not lying, I raised equivalent of ₦2 million as a prostitute to free myself from my trafficker.
“I want to go back to school. I stopped schooling at SS2 and have learnt my lessons. “The lessons are very, very bitter, I wasted my life.
“I do not know my father’s location. I lost everything that I thought I could bring back home when the police raided our house and threw all of us into prison.
“We were dispossessed of our savings and property. I lost the phone in which l had my father’s contact.”
Neptune Prime last October reported how a Nigerian in Libya reached out to our reporter calling on the Nigerian government to come to their rescue following the crackdown and arrests of illegal migrants in some of the cities in the north African country.