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  • Updated: August 10, 2023

ECOWAS Resorts To Military Action Against Niger Coup Leaders

ECOWAS Resorts To Military Action Against Niger Coup Leaders

ECOWAS has ordered an immediate invasion of Niger republic, charging the regional body’s standby force to restore constitutional order.

The President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu Touray, made the declaration during a meeting of the organisation on Thursday afternoon. 

Just before today's meeting, ECOWAS Chairman, President Bola Tinubu, said the stance of military junta to their (ECOWAS) ultimatum is regrettable.

He also said all diplomatic measures would be exhausted to restore civilian rule.

However, free the meeting,a military invasion was announced 

Present at the summit were Presidents of Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Cote ‘d’ Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, and Togo, while Liberia and the Gambia were represented by their Foreign Ministers.

The announcement came despite widespread warning that an invasion could plunge sun-Sahara Africa into turmoil, as well as doubt among Western leaders that the alliance can pull of the operation in a timely manner.

The United States, France and others have expressed support for the efforts of ECOWAS in resolving the crisis. 

Meanwhile, Niger’s military junta earlier announced a new government on Thursday, naming Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine, prime minister, to lead other 21 new minister forming the new government. 

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