France's ambassador in Niger Sylvain Itte was flown out of the country on Wednesday morning, around a month after the military junta in charge ordered his expulsion, AFP reported, citing Nigerian and French sources.
"The ambassador and six colleagues left Niamey around 4:00 am (0300 GMT)," the diplomatic source from the French embassy said.
A source in the Niger interior ministry confirmed the departure and said the plane was headed towards Chad.
The French presidency later confirmed the report.
(With input from AFP)