Nigerian leader says Africans 'sold like goats'

2017-11-29 19:34
Muhammadu Buhari (File: AFP)

Muhammadu Buhari (File: AFP)

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Abidjan - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and "rehabilitated."

His comments during a European Union-African Union summit come after recent footage showing a slave auction of African migrants in Libya caused widespread outrage.

Buhari says it is appalling that "some Nigerians were being sold like goats for few dollars in Libya."

The comments also come a few weeks after 26 Nigerian women died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

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