Italy arrests Libyan, Egyptian over death of 26 Nigerians

Italy arrests Libyan, Egyptian over death of 26 Nigerians

Two men, an Egyptian and a Libyan, have been arrested and charged in Italy as investigators look into the deaths of 26 Nigerian women and girls, who are suspected to have been murdered while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

The bodies of the women were brought to Italian port of Salerno by the Spanish ship on Sunday, and prosecutors opened an investigation over suspicions that the women, some as young as 14, may have been abused and killed.

The pair are believed to have skippered one of the boats.

They were identified by survivors who were among the 375 brought to Salerno by Cantabria.

One of the survivors, Dora Omoruyi, a 23-year old arts student from Benin, Edo state, standing next to a group of weeping Nigerian survivors, insists on continuing the illegal trip to Europe

Omoruyi said she has no future in Nigeria, because there are no jobs.

Dora Omoruyi, one of the survivors who does not want to return to Nigeria


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