Nigerians return home with a warning to others: Don't go to Libya
December 06, 2017
They seemed like any other young couple in love, proudly showing off their baby. But theirs is no ordinary love story. Love has blossomed in the most unusual but uplifting circumstances for Nigerian migrants Mabel Emmanuel, 27, and Henry Stevens, 28, who met after she was kidnapped in Libya during an attempt to enter Europe.
Emmanuel was unable to pay a ransom to her kidnappers, so Stevens stepped in to pay the money and bought her freedom. They became inseparable and now have a three-month-old son called David.
"They kidnapped me in a place called Sabha, that's when I met my husband. He bailed me out, it was last year and we fell in love," Emmanuel said. "I got pregnant in March this year and I gave birth to my baby in August. I gave birth to my baby in prison, with tears. Even though I was pregnant, they were still beating and maltreating me. But I give God the praise that I'm still alive today and I have my baby and my husband now."
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