Niamey, Dec 8 (AFP) Niger on Saturday ordered the closure of the offices of the country's biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of India's Bharti Airtel group, for unpaid taxes of USD 107 million.
Airtel has been present in Niger since 2001 and holds a 51 per cent market share, according to the national telecoms regulator.
"The tax people sealed our headquarters and we were forced to leave the premises," an Airtel employee told AFP in the capital Niamey.
Neither the company nor the tax authorities were immediately available for comment.
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