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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Photos: Young engaged Nigerian couple reunite after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea

Hundreds of EU-bound African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea this week. Each rescue brings with it people and stories from all over the world. Among those rescued by MOAS crew are Lucky and Mary, a young engaged couple from Nigerian.

Both were rescued in a 48-hour period in which over 10,000 people were assisted by search and rescue operations while attempting the Central Mediterranean crossing.


Although Lucky and Mary left the beaches of Libya on the same night, they were placed in separate wooden boats by the smugglers who had promised them a safe journey to Europe. Lucky’s boat was rescued by MOAS in the early hours of the morning. Immediately, he asked the MOAS crew and the Red Cross team on board to help him find his fiancée. Having realised the huge danger of their situation – he now knew that there was no way either of their unseaworthy boats could have ever reached Europe – he had to wait for several excruciating hours before Mary’s boat was finally rescued by the Responder.


Lucky and Mary claimed they were forced to flee Nigeria over threats of death. For Lucky, the time came when his mother was killed and he feared that he would be targeted next. For Mary, an orphan, it was when life with her abusive uncle became too much to bear. When the Red Cross asked Mary why she loved Lucky, she replied, "He was there when there was no hope". Now, the couple’s hope is that they will be able to build a safe and secure life in Europe

21 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Good for dem

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Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Omo! the girl no ugly at all.








says, Genevieve.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Awww Thank God they are safe

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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

GOOD TO SEE







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Angie Cape said...

Hope they've learnt a lesson or two..

Uju Phil said...

Thank God for their lives! #Saved

Musa simon audu said...

Nice one... #Lindatakenote

Odibe Blessing said...

Thank God for their lives

vinna saviour said...

Good for dem

Juliet Iwuno said...

Make dem continue. Linda take note!

Smith Anele said...

These were stories fabricated to have asylum in Europe.. This is a big shame to Nigeria.. Our leaders have turned our youths into asylum seekers. Telling wicked lies just to have better lives in the western world. Sometimes I don't have to put the blame on them considering the kind of recession our country is currently facing..

Anonymous said...

these 2 don't look like Nigerians.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Good for them




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Anonymous said...

Story alias akuko

Eleojo Blessing said...

Good to know

Olotu Fidelis said...

May God help black men. We don't like ourselves like the white do. An African man is just too greedy for my liking! if Nigeria is to be governed by Europeans, then there is no reason for bearing all the risks in search for redemption! Blame our politicians for this!

Anonymous said...

This is what we call Elopement of the highest order!


de gods are wise!

christie benjamin said...

Good for them

OSINANL said...

GOOD FOR THEM

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