The Hague shootings: No casualty as shots fired at Saudi embassy

The Hague shootings: No casualty as shots fired at Saudi embassy

- Security personnel in The Hague were shocked to hear many shots at the Saudi embassy

- The shots were heard in the early hours of Thursday, November 12

- However, it has been confirmed that the several shootings did not lead to any casualty, even if the motive behind the act is yet unknown

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Police authorities in The Hague (Netherlands) on Thursday, November 12, confirmed that many shots were fired at the Saudi embassy.

After being alerted by the shootings, security agents in the Dutch city where the International Criminal Court (ICC) is situated ran to the building and discovered several bullet casings, ABC News reports.

However, according to the police spokesman in The Hague, Steven van Santen, nobody was killed or wounded during the shootings.

The Hague shootings: Shots fired at Saudi embassy

Police operatives in The Hague, where Saudi embassy is situated, found bullet casings (Photo: Daily Sabah)
Source: UGC

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So far, the police cannot ascertain the motive behind the shots as embassy officials are yet to respond to calls to kick-off investigations.

Meanwhile, the presidency threw more light on President Muhammadu Buhari's comparison of Nigeria to Saudi Arabia in his Independence Day speech.

Buhari, in his speech, had said it made no sense for petrol to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia.

This fetched a lot of backlash from Nigerians who asked the president to also compare the minimum wage in Nigeria with that of Saudi Arabia.

Asked why the President made the comparison during an interview on Friday, October 2, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, defended his boss.

According to him, Nigeria belongs to a global market system. He noted that the nation buys most of its refined products from the international market.

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Insinuating that not many Nigerians had cars and run generators, Shehu asked if it was fair for taxpayers money to be used in subsidising petrol which is used mostly by the elites and those in cities.

He said:

“Is it fair that the taxpayers’ money…how many Nigerians have cars anyway? How many of them run generators in their homes that they need this fuel for?"

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