The Federal Government has dismissed reports that its embassy in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, was attacked and burnt down by Nigerien protesters.
Although the protesters tried to gain access to the Embassy on July 30, 2023, the Nigerien Military and Police authorities promptly curtailed the situation.
This was contained in a statement signed by Liti Auwalu, for the Nigeria Ambassador to Niger and made available to newsmen on Saturday.
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 July 30, 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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