In response to the Lusa agency, the Portuguese MNE said that it “continues to monitor the situation in Niger through the Portuguese embassy in Abuja, and in conjunction with the European Union (EU) delegation in Niamey. “Portugal is in close contact with European partners in order to operationalize the safe removal of nationals who intend to leave the country”, continues the information.

Of the nine national citizens who were confirmed by the Portuguese authorities in the country, “with functions in European organisations and private companies”, one of them has already been withdrawn and “the operation regarding the withdrawal of the rest” continues.