Niger, where a military coup occurred last month and was followed by significant unrest and violence, is home to about 250 Indians.
New Delhi: Given the rising violence brought on by last month’s military coup, Indians who now reside in Niger have been advised to leave the West African nation.
According to government statistics, there are about 250 Indians residing in Niger, where the coup has sparked considerable unrest and violence. Many European nations have evacuated their citizens from the unrest-ridden country that is currently governed by a military junta.
Travelers visiting Niger should postpone their plans until things return to normal, the foreign ministry advised in a warning.
According to Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the foreign ministry, the administration is closely monitoring the events in Niger.
He stated on Friday that it was suggested for Indian people whose presence was not necessary to depart the country as soon as possible.
According to Mr. Bagchi, all Indians in Niger should register with the embassy because the airspace is restricted and caution must be used when crossing the land border.
He claimed that the Indian residents of Niger are in contact with the embassy there, which is assisting them in leaving the nation. Additionally, he provided the embassy’s emergency phone number (+227 9975 9975) in case anyone needed help.
The Indians (there) are safe, according to what we’ve been told, said Mr. Bagchi.