Two black snakes reportedly forced Liberian President George Weah out of his office, making him work from his private residence.
Concise News learnt that the press secretary, Smith Toby, told the BBC on Wednesday that the snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, site of the official office.
All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April.
“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,” Toby said.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they do the fumigation.”
Police and presidential security were seen guarding Weah’s residence in the capital, Monrovia.
“That building’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high,” Toby said.