In the Mediterranean sea found the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls aged 14-18 years

In the Mediterranean sea found the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls aged 14-18 years

The Italian Prosecutor’s office is investigating the death of 26 Nigerian women, most of whom were teenagers. Their bodies were discovered in the Mediterranean sea near the Italian coast.

The head of the police Department of the port of Salerno, Salvatore, Malfi, suggests that all of the victims drowned after being thrown from a rubber boat, which was heading from Africa with other 64 passengers on Board.

In the Mediterranean sea found the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls aged 14-18 years

Italian media reported that the age of the victims, whose bodies are now in a special freezer, varies from 14 to 18 years. Perhaps before the girls were thrown out into the open sea, they used violence, including sexual.

The body was found by the crew of a military vessel, which under several rescue operations have found 375 illegal migrants, among whom were pregnant women and children. Most of them were sent to Europe from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Sudan and Libya.

Malfi, said his Department turned to neighboring cities to ensure decent burial of Nigerian women. Police arrested five migrants, who may be in collusion with a criminal ganginvolved in sex trade.

The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera recently reported a surge of cases of sex trafficking among young Nigerian women and girls who are in search of a better life want to go to Italy, but faced with torture and be held hostage by smugglers. Members of the groups use the illegal status of the girls to torture them and rape.

According to the International organization for migration, January through November 2017 to Italy came about 111 552 people. Moreover, the number of deaths on the route amounted to 2639 people.

Corpses Of 26 Nigerian Girls & Women Killed At Sea By Human Traffickers Arrive Italy#MorningRush pic.twitter.com/Kzx34soQys

— yans.ng (@yans_ng) November 7, 2017

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