The Nigerian embassy in Niger Republic has countered a viral report that its embassy was burnt down by angry protesters in Niamey, Niger.
This was contained in a statement signed by Liti Auwalu, for the Nigeria Ambassador to Niger and made available to our correspondent on Saturday.
The statement explained that even though the protesters tried to gain access to the embassy, the Nigerien military and police managed the situation, adding that the embassy is well guarded.
The statement read, “It has been brought to our 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 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.”