3 Ghanaians claim being sold as slaves in Libya

According to the three, they were abducted by their captors after they ran out of money to continue their journey across the Maghreb region into Europe.

Scores of African migrants are being sold in open slave markets in Libya.

In a footage released by CNN from Libya, young men from sub-Saharan Africa are seen being auctioned as farm workers.

Many are concerned that some Ghanaians may have been caught up in the matter.

Ghana’s Foreign Ministry has since announced that it is facilitating the return of about 168 Ghanaians who have been detained in Libya.

Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM, the Foreign Minister said that the three persons who reported being victims of the act are part of the 168 identified at the detention camp.

She said that authorities, with the help of the UN-backed government in Libya, have begun investigating the matter to identify all Ghanaians and arrange for their repatriation.

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