The Nigerian embassy in Cotonou, the Republic of Benin, has debunked insinuations arising from a trending video clip making rounds that the embassy was attacked by hoodlums & properties vandalized.
The Nigerian ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Ambassador Kayode Oguntuase disclosed this after been inundated with telephone calls.
The embassy in a statement forwarded to Solacebase on Sunday denied the story and described it as fake news.
The statement reads: “The Embassy wishes to refute this fake news and reiterate that the Embassy of Nigeria in Cotonou was never attacked and is not under any form of attack.
It noted that the video is an old video of an attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal and the incident under reference occurred on the 4th of March, 2013.
It also stated that the ring leaders of the unwarranted attack in Dakar were arrested by Senegalese authorities and jailed for six months.
“The Embassy premises and it’s personnel are currently safe, well protected and free from any form of threat or danger.”