My name is Frank and I come from Nigeria. After I finished school, a man promised my mother that he would take me and my sister to Europe. He would find work for us and our family's life would improve. But our supposed journey to Europe led through the desert to Libya. We had been tricked by people smugglers.
In Libya we were abducted and separated from each other. For six whole months the criminals tried to get my parents to pay ransom money. I was released at some point because they simply couldn’t pay it. I ended up staying in Libya for another two years. I struggled along washing cars in Tripoli. But that wasn’t the life that I wanted. A friend told me that the Nigerian government was financing return flights for people like me. That’s how I was able to come back to Nigeria.