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Nigerian Embassy building in Congo democratic Republic allegedly taken over by touts and Police

 Police officers and some armed touts have taken over a building belonging to the Nigerian Embassy in Kinshasa, Congo Democratic Republic. According to a report by SaharaReporters, the building houses staff of the embassy and visitors. The Jean-Claude Okito family of Congo DR had accused the Nigerian Embassy of encroaching on their land, claiming that it was occupied without any title deed by the Nigerian officials. The family was said to have visited the place last month with a judicial order after which one Hajia Kadijah in company with policemen and armed hoodlums took over the building and evicted a Nigerian Embassy staff named Kazeem. His personal belongings including clothes and other valuables were seized by the armed Invaders. John Obi, President of the Nigerian community in Congo DR, described the incident as a national disgrace. Obi told SaharaReporters that the evicted Nigerian Embassy staff now sleeps in his office as he is yet to be provided another accommodation by the go