Charly Boy, others occupy Libyan Embassy over slave auction.
A coaltion of civil society organisations comprising ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ led by musician turned activist, Charles Oputa, (a.k.a Charley Boy), Concerned Nigerians and Campaign for Democracy (CD) among others, will Thursday occupy the Libyan Embassy in Abuja.
A statement issued Wednesday and signed by Charle Oputa, Deji Adeyanju and Bako Usman states, we are horrified by the reports and footage of hundreds of Africans, including Nigerians, being sold into slavery by slave dealers in Libya as reported by CNN and several other international media houses.
According to the statement, these videos show men, women and children being sold for as little as $400. They also show the dehumanizing conditions in which these victims are kept, beaten, starved and killed, adding that it is shocking to find that slave trade, a horrible part of African history which is best confined to our collective past and best studied to avoid a repeat, is being conducted so brazenly in these modern times.
As part of efforts to condemn these acts of inhumanity, the coalition shall be holding peaceful sit outs in front of the Libyan Embassy in Nigeria and urged the public to join forces with them to promote humanity and the dignity of the African person.