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Niger: Only 1 major Libyan figure in Niger

Niger: Only 1 major Libyan figure in Niger

A spokesman for the president of Niger debunked media reports that a convoy of over 200 military vehicles from Libya had entered his country, saying only three cars had crossed ferrying one senior member of Moammar Gadhafi's entourage.
Massoudou Hassoumi, chief of staff of President Mahamadou Issoufou, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that his government had dispatched a convoy of its own military vehicles to accompany Gadhafi's security chief, Mansour Dao.
Dao crossed the border on Monday and was escorted to Niamey, where Hassoumi says he is being housed in a villa under surveillance.
Hassoumi says witnesses reporting seeing dozens of vehicles were confusing the vehicles the Niger government had sent to escort him with those that had come from Libya.