Niger on Friday handed over to Libya slain dictator Muammar Qadhafi’s former chief of internal security Abdullah Mansur, the Libyan government announced.

A government statement said Tripoli had given the authorities in Niamey evidence implicating Mansur “in planning terrorist acts aimed at destabilising Libya.”

It said Niamey decided that the former official “had violated commitments he had made” and had “not respected the conditions of his exile.”

The government in Tripoli said it guaranteed Mansur “every right to a fair trial that conforms to international conventions.”

It said he was now the responsibility of the prosecutor general and the justice system. — AFP