A smugglers’ haven in the Sahara

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AGADEZ, NIGER — <br />
22-year-old Ngole Briekz was a primary school teacher in Cameroon. He says he didn't earn enough money to make a living so decided, with the support of his family, to try his luck at attempting to reach Italy. The convoy he was riding in through the Sahara desert ran into a police check-point outside the city of Arlit in north Niger. He and 8 other migrants from Cameroon were  robbed of all their money by the police. He is now hoping to find someone to help him return to Cameroon.