“He told me not to tell any member of my family of the trip until I got to Italy. And that is what I want Nigerians to learn.
“Whenever someone tells you not to inform any members of your family of an intending trip, that is the language of traffickers, beware.
“Leaving Nigeria through Sokoto, we transited through Niger to Agadez and at some point, we got stuck in the Sahara desert.
“We kept paying money at every transit point and were seriously humiliated, drinking our own urine to survive.
“I am sharing my experience so that others should be wary of the tricks in other not to fall victims”, Aduele said.
The commemoration was organized by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO), and other parastatals.