`Gaddafi`s son nearing Niger border`

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi appears to taking the same route his brother al-Saadi Gaddafi used in September to flee Libya.

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2011, 21:49 PM IST

Dakar (Senegal): A high-ranking Tuareg
official in Niger has said that Muammar
Gaddafi`s son is making his way toward the country.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted by the International
Criminal Court, appears to taking the same route his brother
al-Saadi Gaddafi used in September to flee Libya.

Rissa ag Boula is a former Tuareg rebel leader who is now
a member of the regional municipal council in Agadez. He told
the AP today that the latest Gaddafi son headed for Niger is
being ferried by ethnic Tuaregs, who were among Gaddafi`s
strongest supporters.

Niger`s government has said that members of the Gaddafi
regime seeking refuge in the West African nation will not be
turned back to Libya without guarantees for their safety.

PTI