26-year-old Abigail, Nigerian lady who said she aborted 320 pregnancies before she was rescued from a prostitution cartel in Libya, has died. Abigail was among more than 500 girls trafficked to Libya for prostitution by a Nigerian syndicate allegedly led by a couple, Alhaji Muritala Sanni and his wife Alhaja Lateefat Sanni, who are still on the run from law enforcement agents. Abigail was very ill during the interview where she revealed that she was forced to abort about 320 pregnancies for girls working for the prostitution ring in Libya. She had also expressed fear that she would die if she exposed the Libya human trafficking syndicate.
Saturday Mirror reports that Tunde Oshokoya , a human rights activist and private investigator who worked with the Alliance of Rights Defenders (ARD), a nonprofit organisation based in Lagos involved in rescuing three of the trafficked girls revealed Abigail’s death. He said:
“It is with heavy heart that we announce Abigail’s passing. She died after a brief illness she came down with while she was in Libya. Since we rescued her, we took her for treatment but she gave up the ghost. It is sad that ARD, an NGO took up the responsibility to rescue and rehabilitate trafficked victims without any assistance from government”.
Abigail had reportedly received a threat from the syndicate in Libya that she will die if she exposed them. In spite of the threat; Abigail went ahead and narrated her ordeal in the hands of the traffickers.