Gaddafi’s son under surveillance in Nigeria, may be detained
A U.S. official said Monday that Niger was preparing to detain Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, who was among a group of Libyans fleeing to the African country.
“We have confirmed with the government of Niger that Saadi crossed over, that they are either in the process or have already brought him to the capital of Niamey and intend to detain him,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
Saadi Gaddafi was among 32 members of the fugitive former Libyan leader’s inner circle, who have arrived in Niger since September 2, according to Niger’s Prime Minister. (Photo: Ismail Zetouny/Reuters)