- A 33-year-old Nigerian man, Lucky Airewele, who was turned back at Libya while on his way to Germany shared a disheartening experience
- The man said that embarking on illegal migration to another country could easily take one's life and should be discouraged
- Lucky added that Nigeria is blessed enough to make citizens comfortable without having to seek greener pastures abroad
A Nigerian man, Lucky Airewele, who once tried to cross into Germany illegally narrated his near-death experience while at sea.
In a video interview with Legit TV, the man said out of 14 of them that were on the boat when it capsized, only four made it alive.
The 33-year-old disclosed that being able to survive such an accident does not even have anything to do with the swimming skill of a person.
According to the returnee, the experience is indescribable and the way it is usually painted for people is false. The man pegged one’s survival during such a dangerous journey at 30%, something he called the grace of God.
In his narrative, the plan was to get to Germany, but the sea accident which was caused by overloading and unfavourable tides dashed that hope as they were caught.
While in the sea, the man shouted:
“Help, help! God save me! Jesus! Jesus!”
Luck smiled at him as their captain heard his cry and turned to rescue them. The journey, according to him, lasted for 13 hours.
With a tone of resignation, he advised against going on such a trip. He added that if the country were good enough, people would not be desperate enough to put theirs in harm’s way.
He went into great details about how the hot temperature in the Sahara Desert, one of the illegal routes, kills people. The man said he and his co-travellers spent a week in the desert before they got to the sea.
Watch the full video interview below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that two Nigerians, John and Faith, with different fates but the same dream of seeking greener pastures abroad met and fell in love in Libya.
In an interview with Legit TV team, the two illegal migrants said their plan was to get out of Nigeria by land and cross over to their various destinations from Libya.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.