Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi has not fled the country, his spokesman was quoted as saying by a loyalist television station on Wednesday.
The comments came a day after a convoy of Libyan vehicles was reported crossing into neighboring Niger, amid rumours that it was possibly carrying Gadhafi and high-ranking officials.
"Our leader is still in Libya, he is in good health, with high spirits," spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told the Damascus-based Al Rai television.
"Our leader will not be reached by those fractious groups," Ibrahim said, referring to the rebel forces who now control most of Libya.
He added that Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, was also in Libya, moving from one place to another.
Niger confirmed that Gadhafi's internal security chief, Mansour Daw, was allowed to enter the country but gave no details.
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