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Kemlu says no Indonesian affected by the coup in Niger

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Jakarta, IO – Niger has been rocked by political turmoil ever since the elected government overthrown by the military.

Amid the situation, Foreign Ministry (Kemlu) director for Indonesian citizen protection Judha Nugraha said that the Indonesian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, which also encompass Niger, revealed that there are three Indonesian citizens working in Taaoua region and they have been contacted by the embassy and are confirmed safe and sound, said Judha, per Republika, Friday (4/8).

In a further detail, one Indonesian who worked in the capital Niamey happened to be back in Indonesia when the coup took place on July 26.

Judha said that the Indonesian Embassy there continues to monitor the development of situations in Niger.

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The coup was launched by element of the Niger army who called themselves the National Council for the Protection of the State (CNSP). The coup was announced via television, not long after they detained the president, Mohamed Bazoum, on the pretext that Niger’s security situation has deteriorated since Bazoum was elected in 2021. (un)

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