Four men from Nigeria took a huge risk in their bid to relocate abroad.
They went to Lagos and sat under a big container ship which carried them for 14 days on the ocean.
The men perched like birds on the rudder of the ship, hoping to make it to Europe, but they discovered themselves in Brazil.
A video shows how they sat dangerously close to ocean water.
Four Nigerians who travelled on the rudder of a ship
They sat that way for 14 days, travelling 5,600 kilometres and even ran out of food on the 10th day, after which they resorted to drinking seawater.
Because of the nature of the ship’s rudder, it was difficult for them even to get any sleep.
After they were rescued in Brazil, two of them said they would like to return to Nigeria, and they were sent back.
The remaining two, Thankgod Opemipo Matthew Yeye and Roman Ebimene Friday, applied for asylum in Brazil. Yeye is said to be a Pentecostal minister from Lagos, while Friday is from Bayelsa state.
Watch the video below:
Reactions as four Nigerians sit on rudder of ship across the Atlantic Ocean
“This is a life and death journey. I m glad they made it alive.I m glad the Brazilian Government accepted them.”
“That is definitely not a Nigerian accent.”
“I’m empathetic to these people and how badly they want to live in a foreign country.”