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Nigeria embassy in Congo DR invaded, properties thrown out

Officials of Congo Democratic Republic ejected the Nigerian Ambassador Mr Ibim Nkem Charles and other diplomats in the country from their office.

A viral video circulating on social media showed the Nigerian embassy building in Congo being locked up by the Congolese government.

In the video, properties belonging to the Nigerian Embassy were thrown out of the building.

Nigeria Embassy not closed

The Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, through the Spokesperson, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye said that the embassy was not closed, he made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

“The Nigerian Embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo was not shut down. There was a dispute on one of the properties of the mission where officials were residing.

“When we reported the matter to the Congolese government, the country authorities intervened immediately and the property was handed back to the Nigerian mission.

“The mission bought the property but is still in the process of updating the documents, which are still under Zaire, former name of the country.

“The Head of Mission has written to the Permanent Secretary and we are on top of the situation. I can also confirm that activities were not disrupted in our embassy in Congo.”

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