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domingo, 25 de setembro de 2011

#Libya #NEWS No Gaddafi men in Nigeria: FMdafi men in Nigeria: FM

English.news.cn   2011-09-25 22:44:38
LAGOS, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs Olugbenga Ashiru said on Sunday there was no confirmation that some Muammar Gaddafi loyalists have entered Nigeria from neighboring countries such as Niger.
Ashiru disclosed in a statement issued by his office in Abuja that speculations that Gaddafi's men had entered some states in Nigeria were untrue.
"Our security agencies are on alert and I can assure you that anybody who enters Nigeria will be promptly deported from wherever he or she came from," the statement quoted the minister as saying.
According to the minister, he did not believe Gaddafi or any of his associates would seek asylum in Nigeria.
"I don's believe that will happen, maybe they will prefer not to come to Nigeria for obvious reasons and I don't think anyone should express that kind of anxiety," he added.
Niger, which borders Nigeria in the north, confirmed the presence of some senior Gaddafi officials and at least one member of his family in the country.
Nigerien authorities also confirmed that they were keeping one of Gaddafi's sons, Saadi, under surveillance along with several others who fled to the country, including Gen. Ali Kana, who commanded Gaddafi's southern troops.
Interpol has issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, all wanted by the International Criminal Court for suspected crimes against humanity.


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