NIAMEY (AFP) - Muammar Gaddafis son Saif al-Islam and his former intelligence chief, the two most wanted fugitives from the slain despots ousted regime, were poised Tuesday to cross the border into Niger, a Tuareg official said. The pair, wanted by the International Criminal Court, had been expected to seek refuge in Niger which already shelters dozens of former regime officials following Gaddafis death and the fall of his hometown Sirte on Thursday. Saif al-Islam is near the Niger border, he hasnt entered Niger yet but hes close, a local official from the northern Niger Agadez region told AFP on condition of anonymity. It appears he is being escorted by former Tuareg fighters but I am not yet able to confirm this, the official added. The local official said that Abdullah al-Senussi, a former intelligence chief and Gaddafis brother-in-law, was also approaching the border with Niger. Both of them are near the Niger border, they cant be very far from each other, he said. Interpol issued a red notice in September for the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed on Thursday, Saif al-Islam and Senussi. In June, International Criminal Court judges issued arrest warrants against the three for crimes against humanity by troops under their orders, using lethal force to quell the uprising against his regime. A Niger government source said Saturday that Senussi, 62, had been spotted in northern Niger, but that his presence in the country was not yet officially established. In Libyas eastern city of Benghazi, a senior official of the National Transitional Council, interim oil and finance minister Ali Tarhuni told reporters that Saif al-Islam posed no danger to the new regime. Saif al-Islam is not a threat. His father, his army, his mercenaries have been conquered, Tarhuni said. He added: I dont know where he is. France may demand Senussis extradition if he is arrested by Niamey, since a Paris court sentenced him in absentia to life in prison for the 1989 bombing of a French UTA airliner that claimed 170 lives. So far 32 members of Gaddafis entourage including his son Saadi have taken refuge in Niger for humanitarian reasons. Among them are three generals and the head of Gaddafis personal bodyguards, Mansur Daw, according to the authorities, who say they are under surveillance but have not been detained. However on Thursday in Gaddafis hometown Sirte where the strongman was tracked down, local medical staff and a fighter said Daou was wounded there, and Free Libya television in Tripoli said he was captured. Nigers Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum told AFP on Friday that the end of the Libyan conflict would allow it to lift restrictions on senior Gaddafi loyalists who sought refuge there, except Gaddafis son Saadi. Of the 32 people who are in Niger, only one has a clear judicial status, Mr Saadi Gaddafi. Hes the target of a UN Security Council resolution travel ban. Hes in Niger, were obliged to apply this resolution, Bazoum told AFP during a visit to Paris.