The Federal Government has again warned Nigerians against embarking on the perilous journey to Libya as a means of travelling to Europe for greener pastures.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, issued the warning on Sunday while addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
She asked Nigerians who might be insisting on embarking on such journeys to learn from the bitter experience of the returnees from the North African country.
“Anybody thinking of going on that journey should just perish the thoughts because you are not likely to survive it,” Dabiri-Erewa said.
“All those who have returned will tell you that it’s not just worth it. They’ve been to hell and back; they have a second chance.”
Following the efforts of the Nigerian Government to repatriate stranded citizens in Libya, the presidential aide warned that Nigerians who still go to the country might have to face the risk.
She said: “There is a deadline to bring them (stranded Nigerians) back. Once we bring everybody back and you are still going, really you are putting yourself into trouble.”