A Nigerian man has been burnt to death in Tripoli, the capital of the North African country, Libya.
Some men stormed a factory in Tripoli, doused a Nigerian migrant worker in petrol, and set him on fire, Libya’s interior ministry confirmed.
The men who allegedly carried out the act have been arrested by the authorities in Libya, Naija News gathered.
The sad incident has also attracted a reaction from the federal government of Nigeria with the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa strongly condemning the incident.
She further called on the Libyan authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure they are punished accordingly for their actions.
The NIDCOM boss in a statement on Thursday, 8th October, has described the act as dastardly, bestial, and unacceptable. Hon Dabiri-Erewa called on the Libyan Authorities to apply the full weight of the law on the suspected Killers.
MIGRANT ATTACK: NIDCOM BOSS CONDEMNS BURNING OF A NIGERIAN IN TRIPOLI, LIBYA.
ABUJA, OCT. 8, 2020.
The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned in strong terms the killing of a Nigerian, setting him ablaze by three men.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) October 8, 2020
Meanwhile, a statement by the Libyan Interior Ministry has condemned the act insisting that it is a new wave of violence on migrants in North Africa.
The United Nations has also described the Killing of the Nigerian man as “another senseless crime against migrants in the Country.”
In the meantime, the full identity of the Nigerian man set on fire by petrol has not been made known as investigations and interrogations of the suspected attackers who are in custody are ongoing, a statement by Gabriel Odu, Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of NIDCOM said.
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