Dakar: An adviser to the President of Niger says that Muammar Gaddafi`s intelligence chief has reached the Kidal region of Mali overnight after crossing through the Niger desert, and that Gaddafi`s son is also on his way.
The adviser, who could not be named due to the sensitivity of the matter, spoke by telephone from the northern Nigerien city of Agadez, where Tuareg elders held meetings late into the night to discuss how to deal with the matter.
The intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senoussi, and Gaddafi`s son Saif al-Islam, are the two surviving members of Gaddafi`s regime that are wanted by the International Criminal Court.
The adviser said that al-Senoussi had been escorted across the dunes by Malian Tuaregs and is in a desert camp in the region of Kidal in northern Mali. Gaddafi`s son is expected to follow the same route.