Niger: ECOWAS defense chiefs to meet in Nigeria


The recent coup in the Republic of Niger will be discussed during a meeting of ECOWAS defense chiefs today, Wednesday, in Abuja, Nigeria, according to NAN.

Recall that on Sunday, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States imposed sanctions on Niger and threatened to use force against the junta.

The junta had already issued a warning that it would thwart any “plan of aggression against Niger” by Western or regional forces.

Following the conference on Sunday in Nigeria, ECOWAS warned it had “zero tolerance” for coups.

They granted the junta one week to free the hostage President Bazoum.

The regional bloc said it would “take all measures necessary to restore constitutional order” if its demands weren’t met within seven days.

“Such measures may include the use of force,” and military chiefs are to meet “immediately” to plan for an intervention, the statement added.

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