Niger smugglers take migrants on deadlier Saharan routes: U.N.

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26-year-old Daniel left his homeland, Cameroon earlier this year with his twin brother and uncle, aiming to reach Europe via Libya for greener pastures.

Things didn’t go smoothly as planned as they fell into the hands of ruthless smugglers who demanded that they pay an extra 1,100 dollars person.

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Because they didn’t have the money requested, they were thrown into one of Libya’s informal detention centres where they were beaten with weapons.

“In Libya, we were tortured. We were kept in a compo…

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