Reporters reported of a Nigerian lady who was found dead after she was kidnapped, tortured and starved by armed group in Libya.
In the a video posted on Monday July 19 by a Facebook user, Vahalla Soja illustrated that the victim and some other people who were on their way to Libya when their vehicle broke down at Qatrun, a village in the Murzuq District in Southern Libya, on the main road to Chad and Niger.
The travelers was reported to have been kidnapped by some unidentified criminals and detained in a prison called ‘Tranki’ in Sabha, Southwestern Libya, where they were tortured and starved.
It was confirmed that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 8,500 Iraqi Dinars (N2.3m) each from the victims as condition for their release.
“We just lost this girl to the hands of tranki in sabha they were coming to Libya and their car broke down at gatron so people came and carried them to sabha and put them in tranki demanding for 8,500dinars each with beatings and starvation and this lady died yesterday.” Vahalla wrote.
These armed groups including smugglers and Africans, target small convoys of migrants, steal their possessions and then threaten their lives unless a ransom is paid.
Recalling that in 2018, one Mulugeta from Eritrea was kidnapped by an armed group who demanded ransom for the release. His family raised the money by selling their house and jewellery after the kidnappers sent the family a photo of Mulugeta being tortured. Mulugeta was finally released months later after paying $18,400 to five different smugglers.
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