Young Nigerians continue to attempt an illegal, torturous and – in their own words – “suicidal journey” to Europe through Libya. More than 50 who were deported from Libya earlier this week came to The SCOAN on Friday 11th May 2018, recounting horrific tales of the dehumanising treatment and life-threatening dangers they encountered. To make matters worse, these youngsters never achieved their elusive goal of reaching foreign shores. Their journey was cut short in Libya where they were left with only the harshest of life experiences and memories of things they would prefer left untold.

Back in Nigeria with nothing but the clothes on their backs, they felt it necessary to come to The SCOAN – even if just to hear a word that would help them get back on their feet. Upon seeing their condition, Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Team encouraged them with words of hope, provided food and refreshments, before giving a cash gift of N1.7m ($4,700) – to give them a solid foundation to start life afresh back in their homeland.

We pray that their dreadful experiences would dishearten others from making the same notorious journey they embarked upon!

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