Niger Gov. claims terrorist responsible for missing U.N. envoy.
By, Uwe Paschen.
Niger President Mamadou Tandja said yesterday that Terrorist are responsible for the U.N. envoys disappearance, as Reuters reports. This comes after the U.N. and Canada’s Government did mention that Niger’s Government it self may be involved in the disappearance of the two U.N. officials and their Driver as well as another Man not mentioned by name.
"Armed Islamist groups" might be holding envoy Robert Fowler and his aide Louis Guay, their disappearance said a Niger senior intelligence official. The U.N. as well as the Canadian Government takes this with much scepticism. Since no ransom, demands have been made, nor any claims by any group for the U.N. envoys disappearance. Further the Islamist radical groups are known to be in the far north hiding in Algeria and the far south in Nigeria.
It was Niger’s Government first public statement since the disappearance on December 14th of the U.N. envoy and it was Niger’s President first acknowledgement that the U.N. envoy was to meet and negotiate with groups opposing the Niger Government since 1995 after at first denying even the presence of the U.N. Envoy in Niger. Making the Non identified sources claim that the Niger Government used this meeting to ambush the Opposition and killed Fowler in the process more credible, so it could seem.
Unfortunately we may never know what did really happen and who may or may not be responsible for Robert Fowler and Louis Guay there disappearance in Niger wile on U.N. business there.
See previous coverage on the U.N. envoys disappearance at.
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