20 ​Sierra Leonean migrants abducted in Libya by ISIS – report


 KEMO CHAM in Freetown

Anxiety has hit Sierra Leone following the abduction of its citizens in the restive north African country of Libya.

According to local media reports, 20 Sierra Leoneans were taken by an unidentified group in the south-western Libyan city of Sabha.

It is not yet clear if it is a kidnapping for ransom case.

One of the abductees, named Christian Kargbo, managed to put through a distress call to a local Freetown publication, alleging that they were been tortured by their abductors.

He said the 14 men have been locked inside a house while the women are in a different location.

“We were on our way to Italy for greener pastures when we were seized here 14 days ago,” Kargbo was quoted byPolitico Newspaper.

He appealed for the intervention of the Sierra Leonean government, which is yet to issue any statement on the matter.

Irregular migration is rarely an issue of public discussion in Sierra Leone because it is thought to be remote.

But a large number of Sierra Leoneans are believed to have been making the perilous journey to Europe through North Africa, mostly Libya.

In 2013, dozens of Sierra Leonean youths on a similar journey were stranded in the same Sabha city after been abandoned by what turned out to be a phony recruitment agency.


About Patric Foryoh

Patric Foryoh Daboh is a blogger, Political, social activist,a satirist and co-founder & Co Editor of Makoni Times Newspaper based in United States of America. He studied Multimedia in the United States.He has met and interviewed personalities including Former vice-president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Sam Sumana, late Tamba Sam SLPP Secretary General , Gloria Strasser , David Tam Mbayoh , Agibu Jalloh, Chernor Bah, Murtala Mohamed , Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, J. Arr, Nasser Ayoub, Alpha Timbo, Robin Farley, Bai Mahmoud, and many more. Patric has produced the "Diolog" show at the TPN radio and was the social media correspondent for TPN . He has appeared on numerous daily newspapers publication in Sierra Leone. He blogs at Sierra Leone one man civil society blog on relationship, sex, marriage, faith & culture, politics, religion. He was the programming manager at Mamba TV. Patric Foryoh was named as the 54 Most Influential People in Sierra Leone by Swit Salone.com Patric Foryoh represents the new wave of new voices in Sierra Leone/Africa media who are breaking boundaries and charting new territories. He is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter.

6 Responses to “20 ​Sierra Leonean migrants abducted in Libya by ISIS – report”

  1. why they kidnaped our brother Africa


  2. Sierra leone has never been a religiouse fither because we always consider di idea a very remote one and also uncivil as an english speaking country well civilised about peace and love and united we stand idea,I think we sierra leoneans should keep a very long distance from dis misunderstanding religiouse war so we can maintaine our peace in salone dat we newly leaving.zero interest in any killing activity so we shall be blessed and forgiven for our past. Bless salone.


  3. they should not be punished and tortured by authorities of Libya, let them be handle by their own government.


  4. I think we need to put things in place because if you check 90% of this migrant are the youth the you suffering


  5. i think you should allow the intervention of the sierra leone Government for further investigation maybe you can help end this mess.


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