French Diplomat Arrested in Niger

France just made a public announcement regarding the apprehension of Stéphane Jullien, an advisor to French citizens residing abroad in Niger, by Nigerien security forces on September 8. The French government urgently called for his prompt release. A spokesperson from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, “We call for his immediate release. Since day one, our embassy has been fully mobilized to ensure consular protection for our compatriot.”