"Edo State Government yesterday carried out medical examination on 84 indigenous of the state who were recently deported from Libya.The 84 persons which included teenagers,youths and men were among 147 persons deported from Libya on Monday.Governor Godwin Obaseki took delivery of the 84 persons in Lagos and provided transportation for them to return to Benin City.
They were lodged in a hotel at the Government Reservation Area for proper rehabilitation.Governor Obaseki who visited the deportees on Tuesday promised to train them in any vocation of their choice as well as pay them monthly stipend during the period of the training.
Some families have besieged the hotel to visit their relatives while some are yet to contact their relatives.A 48-year old man, Okundaye Augustine, who came to see his 20 years old son,Kelvin,said his on never told him about the trip to Europe.
“He called me that he was on his way to Libya. Where his money finished
I had to send money to him.I sent him N150,000 to cross the sea but stopped him when I heard that there was no longer rescue on the sea.”
"One Ujuemeka Sunday who hails from Enugu State said he left Nigeria with N850,000 after his business collapsed.
He said there was fighting in Libya when he got there and had stay in a camp unit his money got finished.
“I saw a lot of people die inside the camp. I did not enter the boat because it did not got to my turn.The first boat that came was ambushed and the people on it were taken by criminals to another camp.”