Tuesday, 7 November 2017

26 Nigerian Women Found Dead In Spanish Warship

Photo of Spanish warship

26'Nigerian women have been reportedly found dead in Spanish warship according to report on Monday by BBC. Most of the victims found dead were between ages 14 to 18.

The victims are suspected to have been sexually abused and killed during the process of crossing the Mediterranean.

The dead bodies were discovered in a Spanish warship, Cantabria, who was also carrying 375 migrants and 23 of the dead women had been on a rubber boat with 64 other people.

It was reported by Italian media that the eomen's bodies were kept in a refrigerated section of the warship and most of the 375 survivors thought to Salerno were sub-Saharan Africans from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, The Gambia and Sudan.

Among the 375 survivors 90 women, 8 pregnant women, 52 children snd some Libyan men and women on board.
People-smuggling gangs charge each migrant about $6,000 (£4,578) to get to Italy, $4,000 of which is for the trans-Saharan journey to Libya snd many migrants have reported violence, including torture and sexual abuse, by the gangs.

Five migrants are being question in the southern port of Salerno.

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