Abike Dabiri condemns burning of Nigerian in Libya

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned “in strong terms” the killing of a Nigerian in Tripoli, Libya.

The Nigerian whose identity has not been confirmed was doused in petrol on Wednesday at a factory in Tripoli by three Libyan nationals before being set on fire.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa in a statement on Thursday signed by a spokesperson for NIDCOM Gabriel Odu described the act as “dastardly, beastial and unacceptable.”

Dabiri-Erewa called on the Libyan authorities to apply the full weight of the law on the suspected Killers.

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 as “another senseless crime against migrants in the country.”

The suspected attackers are in police custody.