The Federal Government of Nigeria has debunked a piece of viral news on social media, which claimed that the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Niger, His Excellency, Mohammed Usman, has been expelled from Niger.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omaluyi, on Saturday, 26th August 2023.

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Omaluyi denied the news and advised the public to disregard the reports.

The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to news making the rounds on social media that the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Niger, H. E. Mohammed Usman was on Friday, August 25, 2023 expelled and given 48 hours to leave the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that this information is false and as such should be disregarded.

Francisca Omayuli, Spokesperson Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She further warned against the circulation of unverified information capable of jeopardizing the ongoing mediation efforts by ECOWAS in the political impasse in Niger Republic.

Story: Ezekiel Kefas