African Migrants being Transported In Garbage Truck
The life of an African is really hard,none more so than those migrants who literally pass through the valley of the shadow of death trying to get to Europe.For the rest of us we are used to the implied racism, which is commonplace at port of entries in virtually most western airports, Thomas Hobbes must have thought of us and our existence as inspiration for his now eternal quote "Nasty,brutish and short" .In the picture above, Spanish authorities transport African migrants apprehended at the Canary Island of Grand Canarias in Garbage trucks due to a fear that some of them might be carrying the ebola virus.
According to the Nigerianmasterweb special correspondednt Precious Onuoha, they were abandoned in the truck for almost 4 hours before health workers came to test them for the virus.This has been a consistent trending pattern of treatment when it comes to Africans by Spanish authorities, and they keep getting away with it due to complacent and lacklusture African embassies and High commissions who neither stand up nor even emphatise with their citizens.
It will be recalled that a Nigerian drug smuggler collapsed and died at the Madrid Barajas Airport, after being detained by Airport authorities fearing he had Ebola,unknown to them he was carrying copious amount of cocaine in his stomach which then ruptured killing him.One can only hope more Organisations will also add their voices to that of the red cross who have severally protested the inhuman treatment of African migrants.
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