#OurMumuDonDo: Charly Boy Leads Protest Against Libya Slave Trade
The streets of Abuja were taken over by protesters on Monday when maverick musician, Charly Boy, led a group of youths in his #OurMumuDonDo movement to voice their displeasure over the discovery of a thriving slave market in Libya.
Bound in chains, handcuffs and sealed mouths to drive home their points theatrically, the protesters stormed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in demand of a well coordinated government action to ameliorate the plight of Nigerians caught up in the slave market.
Their message to the Foreign Affairs Ministry was clear: Bring the 40,000 beleaguered Nigerians in Libya back home immediately.
Their protest drew reactions from Nigerians, who say progress cannot be achieved without sacrifice.
Most of the masses for whom this struggle is on are so less concerned. Many others who have the means run to advanced countries cos the money is there. But we all forget that people sacrificed for the systems there to work. Well done once again people.
— Martha Onoriode (@MarthaOnoriode) December 4, 2017
Monday’s protest comes after Charly Boy, last week, led protesters to the Libyan Embassy to register their complaints over alleged inhuman treatment in the North African country.
Raphael Adebayo, the spokesman of the protesting group, urged the federal government to take urgent steps to ensure that the sale of Nigerians as slaves in Libya is brought to an end.
“What we are demanding is that decisive and genuine actions are taken to repatriate Nigerians who are in Libya and give them a reason to want to be Nigerians. We hope that they are going to act on these demands of ours,”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Charge D’Affaire to Libya, Ambassador Iliya Danladi Fachano, had said the government is already repatriating Nigerians who are detained in Libya, adding that deliberations were underway to fashion out the best ways to also ensure the trend of illegal migration to Europe especially through Libya is stopped.
President Muhammadu Buhari last week condemned the Libya slave trade, promising that his administration would do everything possible to dissuade Nigerians from seeking greener pastures outside the country’s shores.
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