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Saadi Kadhafi arrives in Niger: minister

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 11, 2011 | Last Updated: 10 years ago
Posted: Sep 11, 2011 | Last Updated: 10 years ago

NIAMEY: One of deposed Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's sons, Saadi Kadhafi, arrived Sunday in Niger, a government spokesman said.
“Today, September 11, a patrol of the Nigerien armed forces intercepted a convoy in which was found one of Kadhafi's sons,” Marou Amadou said.
It was Saadi Kadhafi, a former footballer, said Amadou, who is also Niger's justice minister.
“At this moment the convoy is en route to Agadez (northern Niger). The convoy could arrive in Niamey between now and tomorrow,” he added.
Saadi, 38, the third of Kadhafi's seven sons, is a playboy who renounced a football career in 2004 to join the army, where he led an elite unit.
Niger vowed Friday to respect international commitments if wanted Libyans entered its territory, and confirmed that three Kadhafi-era generals, including his air force chief, Al-Rifi Ali Al-Sharif, had arrived in Agadez.
Niamey has insisted Kadhafi himself was not on Nigerien soil. AGENCIES

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