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One of the 84 Nigerians who tried to migrate to Europe through Libya but were deported to the country has given account of his ordeal in the desert.

After spending one and a half years in dehumanizing conditions in Libya, the Nigerians were deported.

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday received the deportees at the Government House Benin City.

One of the returnees, 27-year-old Eric Idemudia, said, “I had to drink my urine to survive in the desert, Nigerians were just dying like chickens everyday on our journey through the desert.

“I buried some of them and others we just threw away their bodies because there was no time to bury them. I can never wish my enemies to go through such horror in a bid to travel outside the country to earn a living.

“I stayed in Libya for one year and six months. My journey started when I met one man called Dickson in Benin who asked me if I was interested in traveling out and I said yes.

“He said he would help me to Italy but I told him I was only interested in going to Austria. When I asked him how much it would cost me, he said N500,000 and I told him I would pay.

“So, I looked for the money and I went to give him at Agbor park after informing my family that I was traveling outside the country. When I got to Dickson, I discovered that we were five boys and nine girls

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