26 Nigerian Girls allegedly murdered at Mediterranean Sea have been laid to rest by the Italian Government


The 26 girls who were reportedly sexually abused and murdered on the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross into Italy.

2 men had been apprehended in connection to the deaths of the girls, mostly aged between 14 and 18.

A journalist with AP Trisha Thomas shared a photo of the girls in their caskets at the Italian cemetery in Salerno.

At the cemetery in Salerno, Italy with @APcolleagues to cover funeral of 26 young Nigerian women who drowned at sea

Another journalist with Channel 4 News Paraic O’Brien also shared on his Twitter a clip of women laying flowers on the caskets.

Paraic O’Brien


Good morning. I’m in Salerno (south of Naples) to cover the funerals of the 26 Nigerian women (mainly teenagers) who drowned crossing Med on the 3rd Nov.

He also shared a close up of 2 caskets with blue flowers for 2 of the deceased who were pregnant.

The Nigerian Government is still yet to release a statement concerning their deaths, amid criticism.

Photo Credit: @TrishaThomasAP