Nigerian Embassy in Niger Not Razed- Ambassador

The Nigerian Embassy in Niger had not be razed, the Nigeria’s Ambassador to Niger has said.

In a statement on Saturday signed by Dr Litti Auwalu on behalf of the Ambassador, the purported video showing the Embassy was set ablaze by the Niger pro-coup protesters was said be fake even as the Nigeria’s Chancery in the troubled country was said to be well guarded by the Nigerien military and police.

The statement read: “It has been brought to our notice that fake videos showing the torching of the Chancery Building in Niamey by protesters are circulating on various social media platforms.”

“The Embassy wishes to inform the general public that even though protesters tried to gain access to the Embassy on 30th July 2023, the Nigerien Military and Police Authorities promptly curtailed the situation.

“At the moment, the Embassy is well guarded by the Nigerien Military and other Security Authorities. We reiterate that the videos are fake and as such the general public is enjoined to disregard such videos.”

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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