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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by Cutehector(m): 8:51pm On Mar 18, 2018
gaby:


E go good bros..we wan make am good now
and in turn endangering your Lives..
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by dexcira(f): 9:13pm On Mar 18, 2018
gaby:


sure..

Lets see...okay can i get some questions from you guys
After how long where u able to get connected to your family? What was their story? Felt u were dead? Kidnapped? Etc.
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 9:16pm On Mar 18, 2018
ok

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 9:18pm On Mar 18, 2018
dexcira:

After how long where u able to get connected to your family? What was their story? Felt u were dead? Kidnapped? Etc.

Will answer your query just because na you nudge me on open my nyansh reach here but no laugh ooo..
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 9:22pm On Mar 18, 2018
Cutehector:
and in turn endangering your Lives..

Thank you.

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by Cutehector(m): 9:34pm On Mar 18, 2018
Wow.. This is getting more interesting
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by junnyjake(m): 9:36pm On Mar 18, 2018
Hehehe, here we are.
Thanks for the mention.
Mujtahida where you at?
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by dexcira(f): 9:46pm On Mar 18, 2018
gaby:


Will answer your query just because na you nudge me on open my nyansh reach here but no laugh ooo..
Lol. Tnx dear. me not laughing o grin angry
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by dexcira(f): 9:53pm On Mar 18, 2018
gaby:
After the cemetry incident a whole lot happened but eventually found myself in Rabat my original destination where everyone on the route conerges in anticipation for the final strike or invasion of Espanyol.

When i got dropped off at the ghetto in Rabat (Tarkadoum) where you'll find people you thought were in Europe from Nigeria,i started wandering and thinking of what next to do do. Fair enough i was dropped off at the local market and asked to just hang around as i might see someone i know.

Not seeing anyone i know even though there were trickles of black African faces coming and going,i summoned some courage and walked up to a lady and told het i'm a jjc and know not where to go.She was like eeya see your hair and bia bia wait make i buy things finish.

That was how i helped her grocery shopping in my destitution and heavy stench. It is worth mentioning that i embarked on this journey in September of '99 and it was september of same year and i'd had a proper wash as in shower just once.

After her shopping she took me to the ghetto where she and her group were lodged,lo and behold there was one or two persons i had met along the way.
They were all like guy na you be this? welcome welcome...from afar oo every been stand offish...i wasn't even allowed into the living area yet. I was compelled to UnCloth right at the entrance to the compound where a bar soup was thrown at me and advised to hop in the shower right next to the entrance which i humbly did.
My dear brothers and sisters,it was while i was undressing in the courtyard to step in the shower i looked down and around my groin area in admiration and noticed this huge thick line around my waist region in the form of a belt. You wanna know what that was?
Body lice A.K.A Gendarme.. they gave me a heavy weight championship belt.

I picked them all out one after one with blood dripping all over me step in the shower,got a couple of dirhams to hit the barbers shop afterwards.Still haven't stepped in the room at this point o.

When i got to the barbers shop,Arabu man dey adk me which style i want i hiss tell am make e shave everything including my beards and i get big head o.

I proceeded to my new home after a visit to the barbers,knocked at the entrance door some guy looked out from a peep hole adking who are you? I answered bro na me the guy that came in today from down turn.Dude wouldnt let me in arguing with me told him bros it's me believe me there's a mix up because i just got rid of my hair and beards.The guy bursted out laughing say giy you don change now now.

That was how i was let in and a new phase started.

Will tell how i became an errand boy who would be sent grocery shopping and even to get maggi by some small girls been trafficked for prostitution.But what to do i had to do what i had to do to survive or else i'll be shelterless and not be able to feed.

Will update soon..wanna shayo and bazz some.
Jeeezz this must be terrible, u are supposed to be in the military lol cos u get mind. Alot would have given up

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 9:57pm On Mar 18, 2018
dexcira:

Jeeezz this must be terrible, u are supposed to be in the military lol cos u get mind. Alot would have given up

No retreat no surrender..where you dey come from far pass where you dey go..now make a choice..

Wetin you wan go tell mama and papa wey think say their pikin don go europe?

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by dexcira(f): 10:05pm On Mar 18, 2018
gaby:


No retreat no surrender..where you dey come from far pass where you dey go..now make a choice..

Wetin you wan go tell mama and papa wey think say their pikin don go europe?
Hahahaha. The last sentence eee. journey of the strong. Second question o. before u made up your mind to travel by land, was it a thought that came on its own or someone suggested that to u?

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by badboyharmony: 10:30pm On Mar 18, 2018
This story dey do me somehow for body following you steady
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by bayocanny: 10:31pm On Mar 18, 2018
If care is not taking, the op will kill the vibes of this thread, drop the stories immediately na, stop all these chit chatting.

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by bola565: 11:08pm On Mar 18, 2018
make i park here, Nice thread op
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by Taku555(m): 11:58pm On Mar 18, 2018
dexcira:

Ayam here live . gaby how u today smiley
I'm here too
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by souloho19(m): 3:43am On Mar 19, 2018
Oh boy shocked shocked
meneski cyber5 dview001 oroolorun I'm on sight do you copy? Just found something explosive and you're needed on sight asap...over and out!

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by Babysho(m): 5:31am On Mar 19, 2018
gaby for president 2019

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by peirson5: 5:46am On Mar 19, 2018
justwise
Oya, come and read o. grin

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by Oroolorun(m): 6:27am On Mar 19, 2018
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souloho19:
Oh boy shocked shocked
meneski cyber5 dview001 oroolorun I'm on sight do you copy?...over and out!
copy loud and clear.
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 7:51am On Mar 19, 2018
bayocanny:

Alright sir, you've given us some background information about what triggered you to embark on this perilous journey, also you have shed some light not all tho on your adventure from Niaja to spain.
What happened when you finally reach spain?
Who host you, how do you survive and manage to get a job to sustain yourself being an illegal migrant without papers?
In addition, where are you now, spain or nigeria?
Are u successful or not?
What about your family back in Nigeria, do they know about your travelling plan?
How are you faring now?

The only positive about the perilous travelling by land (not advocating for it o) is this:
We all had and still have this idea of how europe would be an eldorado and even wondering if it's located in this same earth as ours.This feeling however begins to fade immediately you set foot in Niger and reality begins to hit and prepare you for the unending struggle ahead even in Europe.

When we got off the dingy early morning all soaked and oozy,the spanish marine (civil guardia) had already picked us on radar and where on hand to receive and detain us which we gladly submitted to. It is worthy to note that we don't get a 100% on shore before disembarking and more people loose their lives from here as the smugglers are always in a hurry to get back to the moroccan side of the Sea to evade capture by the spanish authorities.( long jail term for them.

So you'll often see people in a rush to get off the boat in desperation thereby slipping or falling into the deep waters.

There are two major take off and target points across the waters into Spain.One is across the Atlantic ocean targeting the canary islands of Las Palmas and Tenerife,while the secon take off point is through the Meditteranean Sea targeting Aljeciras,Cardiz et al.

Factors that determines what routes to strike from includes but not restricted to,Smugglers knowledge of the water ways,calmness or turbulence of the waters dependent on the season of the year.Best times across the waters is usually during the summer months.

We arrived in Cadiz,taken into detention and processed in our wet in stinky clothes until late at night when the gates were opened and we were all let out into the streets to find our respective ways but who know road.This is where people who have contacts already in Spain or wherever begin to make calls to announce their arrival and location and from there onwards the second phase of life and the hustle begins.

Takuu,Dexcera,Nazeren,nairalane,joseid,badboyharmony,souloho,emerich,horlasunbosun
ifedoyinmola,iamloyalty,blueeyes1,tobi7,skyken001

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 8:11am On Mar 19, 2018
horlahsunbo225:

Why did you decide to take rest when your guys didn't rest and how did that affect you
Is it postice or negative

You can only bear the pains for as long as your body can carry before nature takes its toll.
Collectively as a group under the directorship of our guide,we took out times to rest,eat and recuperate some before proceeding.

But from time to time one or two persons gets exhausted and can't keep up pace any longer and take their own rest time and before you know it the group is gone far out of your sight and reach.

It did affect me negatively not been under the shepherd of a guide who'll normally know the landmarks from point a to b or town a to b and how to stay away from troubled zones.

Out of desperation and exhaustion and wanting to be caught by the cops for a reprieve (kpata kpata dem deport me back to magniya then i start again) i set off into town walking on major ways which on a good day should be a no no,but instead of finding the cops or getting arrested,i always encountered kind hearted moroccans who took pity on me and would give me food and hot tea and then direct me on how and where to walk to avoid getting arrested,risking their own freedom for mine.
It's a big deal if a local is found out habouring or aiding an alien out there.

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by tillaman(m): 8:15am On Mar 19, 2018
Mr Gaby, I salute you for making out time to create this thread, wherever you are I pray the God be with you, but I want you to elaborate more, this ain't no boring epistle it's like an eye opener, thank you

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 8:35am On Mar 19, 2018
dexcira:

After how long where u able to get connected to your family? What was their story? Felt u were dead? Kidnapped? Etc.

My first contact with my family came a whole three months after in December of '99.
This was before the advent of the gsm but i crammed a couple of landline nos especially my dad's office number.

So i called dad's office number..

ring ring...

Receptionist:Hello goodmorning welcome to Afro bla bla bla how may we help you
Me:My name is sir P Mr P the workshop manager's son i would love to speak with my dad.
Receptionist:hold on while being put through

At this time i don dey shiver my heart dey beat..

Dad picks up:
Dad: Hello who's this?
Me: Daddy good morning it's me sir p
Dad: after a long sigh and exasperation and probably relief-where are you and where have you been everybody has been worried about you,your mom has become a shadow of herself..plenty talk
Me: Daddy i'm in morocco.It's a long story but after i had flown out of nigeria i was denied entry at the airport,there was no way i could come back home to sit with you guys so i ventured on this journey when i heard some guys talking about it.I'm very sorry sir.
Dad: your younger brother is here,works with me now
Me: wow really? (excitedly) lemme speak with him
My kid brother: Hello bros
Me: Guy long time how far now
My younger bro:He cuts in abrubtly bros na wa oo,for how long now you travel make everybody dey panic here if na me i know wetin i for don do.

He didn't even allow me explain to him like i did my dad and dad was yet to brief him what i explained to him ( this is all retrospective thinking and me trynna make an excuse for my kid bro) i was hurt and touched at the same time but i still got love for my family because we are all we've got. After call dem seize me say i over talk and i no get shi shi to make up the difference na so i begin beg.

When i got off the phone,i had a long thought about what my kid bro just told me on the phone.There and then i took a vow and a decision and dropped it jejely at the top of my to-do list...

You'll find out subsequently if i visited my to do list or not..

cheers

joseid,nazarene,nairalane,badboyharmony,emerich,souloho,horlasunbosun

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 8:36am On Mar 19, 2018
tillaman:
Mr Gaby, I salute you for making out time to create this thread, wherever you are I pray the God be with you, but I want you to elaborate more, this ain't no boring epistle it's like an eye opener, thank you

Thanks bro God bless you.
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by Mujtahida: 9:52am On Mar 19, 2018
junnyjake:
Hehehe, here we are.

Thanks for the mention.

Mujtahida where you at?
Heyyyy thanks for the mention. I will read on the adventure
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by dexcira(f): 9:53am On Mar 19, 2018
gaby:


My first contact with my family came a whole three months after in December of '99.
This was before the advent of the gsm but i crammed a couple of landline nos especially my dad's office number.

So i called dad's office number..

ring ring...

Receptionist:Hello goodmorning welcome to Afro bla bla bla how may we help you
Me:My name is sir P Mr P the workshop manager's son i would love to speak with my dad.
Receptionist:hold on while being put through

At this time i don dey shiver my heart dey beat..

Dad picks up:
Dad: Hello who's this?
Me: Daddy good morning it's me sir p
Dad: after a long sigh and exasperation and probably relief-where are you and where have you been everybody has been worried about you,your mom has become a shadow of herself..plenty talk
Me: Daddy i'm in morocco.It's a long story but after i had flown out of nigeria i was denied entry at the airport,there was no way i could come back home to sit with you guys so i ventured on this journey when i heard some guys talking about it.I'm very sorry sir.
Dad: your younger brother is here,works with me now
Me: wow really? (excitedly) lemme speak with him
My kid brother: Hello bros
Me: Guy long time how far now
My younger bro:He cuts in abrubtly bros na wa oo,for how long now you travel make everybody dey panic here if na me i know wetin i for don do.

He didn't even allow me explain to him like i did my dad and dad was yet to brief him what i explained to him ( this is all retrospective thinking and me trynna make an excuse for my kid bro) i was hurt and touched at the same time but i still got love for my family because we are all we've got. After call dem seize me say i over talk and i no get shi shi to make up the difference na so i begin beg.

When i got off the phone,i had a long thought about what my kid bro just told me on the phone.There and then i took a vow and a decision and dropped it jejely at the top of my to-do list...

You'll find out subsequently if i visited my to do list or not..

cheers

joseid,nazarene,nairalane,badboyharmony,emerich,souloho,horlasunbosun
Awww that love for family. Chilling to hear about ur to do list. Let's I forget. U are a GREAT writer

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by emerich(m): 9:53am On Mar 19, 2018
souloho19:
Oh boy shocked shocked
meneski cyber5 dview001 oroolorun I'm on sight do you copy? Just found something explosive and you're needed on sight asap...over and out!
Baddest guy...
The devil wears Okrika got my Luv...
Op got me mesmerizing too....
Parks my G wagon tuke tuke......

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by emerich(m): 9:58am On Mar 19, 2018
gaby:




cheers

joseid,nazarene,nairalane,badboyharmony,emerich,souloho,horlasunbosun
Tnx for the mention.....

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 10:13am On Mar 19, 2018
dexcira:

Awww that love for family. Chilling to hear about ur to do list. Let's I forget. U are a GREAT writer

Thanks sissa

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Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by gaby(m): 10:13am On Mar 19, 2018
emerich:

Tnx for the mention.....

Always welcome bro
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by iamloyalty(f): 10:28am On Mar 19, 2018
[quote author=emerich post=65964028]
Baddest guy...
The devil wears Okrika got my Luv...
Op got me mesmerizing too....
Parks my G wagon tuke tuke......[/quot

Kai whona don reach here, whona dey take eye see better thing o! Delayed Diagnosis is one hell of a story but this Gaby story just they totori me, me i dey follow am steady. Op abeg drop update nothing do u.
Re: Nigeria to Europe through the desert-A true life story by meneski(m): 11:51am On Mar 19, 2018
souloho19:
Oh boy shocked shocked
meneski cyber5 dview001 oroolorun I'm on sight do you copy? Just found something explosive and you're needed on sight asap...over and out!
copy! Loud and silent!

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