The modern-day slavery now going on in Libya has also been condemned by other members of the UN Security Council.
The Nigerian government has helped citizens fly back after video footage aired on CNN showed African migrants being sold for labor in what many have called a modern-day slave auction. The Senate President wondered why the country had not done anything about the situation.
The disgusting images show some migrants being sold for $400, while others are tortured to death by individuals in Libyan military wears.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, described the Libya slave trade reports as a slap in the face of Nigerians.More news: Bhansali Appears Before Parliament Panel On IT On 'Padmavati'
He said, "As a country, truly, it is a slap on the face of all of us if Nigerians can be treated in this manner".
Francois Delattre has urged the Security Council to impose sanctions on the people involved in Libya's slave trade of African refugees and migrants which has become a burning topic. "We will do everything to protect our citizens wherever they might be", Buhari wrote on his Twitter account.
A joint committee of the house is also to interface with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to identify factors that encourage people to embark on the unsafe journey, proffer solution to discourage intending migrants as well as recommend how Nigerians caught in the web, can be returned home.
A statement from the Ministry said the 168 persons, who were thought to be victims of a torturous slave trade activity in Libya, were rather illegal migrants arrested by the Libyan government.