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Gaddafi's son headed to Niger: Minister

The spokesman for Niger's government says Muammar Gaddafi's son is ‘en route' to Niger's capital of Niamey. Morou Amadou, who is also the country's minister of justice, said on Monday that Al-Saadi Gaddafi entered the West African nation in a convoy through the desert separating Libya from Niger and was not detected for some time.

world Updated: Sep 13, 2011 00:57 IST

The spokesman for Niger's government says Muammar Gaddafi's son is ‘en route' to Niger's capital of Niamey. Morou Amadou, who is also the country's minister of justice, said on Monday that Al-Saadi Gaddafi entered the West African nation in a convoy through the desert separating Libya from Niger and was not detected for some time.

A military patrol came across the vehicles on Sunday in the Air region, which stretches across the country's north.

He said Saadi and the other members of the convoy were asked to hand over their arms.

It is not clear when he will arrive in the capital or whether he was stopping along the way.

Libyan leader vows to fight

Gaddafi accused revolutionary forces of surrendering Libya to foreign influence and vowed to press ahead with his resistance in a message issued on Monday just hours after a twin attack on a key oil facility by loyalist fighters. At least 15 attackers were killed.

"We will not be ruled after were the masters," said the brief statement attributed to Gaddafi that was read on television.