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Nigerian Ambassador in Niger Debunks Vedio Showing Embassy Set on Fire

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The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Niamey has debunked a trending vedio showing the angry protesters set ablaze office of the Nigerian Ambassador in Niamey.

Dr. Liti I. Auwalu, on behalf of the Nigerian Ambassador, made the assertion in a statement with Reference No: NEN/298/XIV, dated 11th Aug. 2023.

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He said It has been brought to Embassy notice that fake videos showing the torching of the Chancery Building in Niamey by protesters is 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.”

The Embassy reiterated that the videos are fake and while calling for general public to disregard such videos.

The Embassy further stated that the vedio shared to social media platforms by mischief makers.

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Similarly, a resident of Niamey in Niger Republic, who doesn’t want his name to be mentioned confirmed to Justice Watch News that the building in the circulating vedio was the Secretariat of Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, PNDS Tarayya, a Political Party, during a political crisis that emanated after the deposed President Mohammed Bazoum won the Presidential Election.

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He further confirmed that the building was not the Embassy of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Niamey.

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