A pregnant Nigerian, 3,600 others rescued from the sea.

A Pregnant Nigerian nd 3,600 other African migrants were rescued by Italy, from overcrowded boats sailing across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

The Italian government said on Friday that the migrants were rescued between Wednesday and Friday.

Officials said in Catania, Sicily that the migrants -Somali and the Nigerian – were picked up by the British warship HMS Bulwark.

More than 600 migrants were brought ashore at the port of Catania in Sicily, while rescuers plucked another 2,500 from rickety boats off the coast of Libya.

The Nigerian, identified as Sandra Dike and aged 20, claimed to have left the country because of the danger of attacks by the Boko Haram.

“It’s not safe to go to a public place, like a church, the market.
Boko Haram may bomb the place at any time,”.She said

The coast guard official said a German ship, Italian navy vessels, a merchant ship, and Italy’s finance police and coast guard all conducted rescue operations.
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