Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has react to President Muhammadu Buhari‘s silence over the deaths of 26 Nigerian women allegedly sexually abused and murdered in the Mediterranean Sea.
On Tuesday,the guardian report that, bodies of the 26 female Nigerian migrants were found by Spanish warship Cantabria, who brought the corpses to Salerno, Italy, after they were purportedly sexually abused and murdered.
The men arrested have been named as Al Mabrouc Wisam Harar, from Libya, and Egyptian Mohamed Ali Al Bouzid.
The two men are accused of organising and trafficking at least 150 people on the two sunken boats, but prosecutors have not made a direct link between the two men and the women’s deaths, said Rosa Maria Falasca, chief of staff at Salerno’s prefecture.
The former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesil reaction on Twitter, wrote: “Muhammadu Buhari, shocking that you personally have not acknowledged that 26 of the Citizens that you are their President drowned in the Mediterranean Sea and the whole world is talking about it. This is NOT LEADERSHIP, Sir. #EveryCitizensLifeMatters.
“Muhammadu Buhari, It is CALLOUS for any Leadership to NEVER feel the pains that tragedies bring the way of a people. Can your FG and Aso Rock signal to the Nigerian Public that #NigerianCitizensLivesMatter? Can YOU?
“I recall our public outrage when during the previous administration, then President, rather than acknowledge deaths in a bomb blast tragedy was busy at a Campaign Ground. This FG of President Muhammadu Buhari NOW REPEATS SAME with our 26 girls that drowned in Mediterranean Sea. What Changed??”
According to sorce,The bodies were recovered by Cantabria, which works as part of the EU’s Sophia anti-trafficking operation, from two separate shipwrecks – 23 from one and three from the other. Fifty-three people are believed to be missing.