Niger Republic Military Warns ECOWAS Against Military Intervention Following Coup

Niger Republic Military Warns ECOWAS Against Military Intervention Following Coup

The soldiers who executed a coup in Niger Republic recently issued a stern warning to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against deploying troops to force them to relinquish power.

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The military leaders of Niger declared their readiness to defend their country should ECOWAS resort to military intervention.

In response to the coup, ECOWAS issued a 7-day ultimatum to the coup plotters, demanding the reinstatement of President Mohamed Bazoum or face more severe sanctions.

Military’s Defiant Stand:

The military leaders in Niger Republic made it clear that they are not willing to bow to external pressure.

They expressed their opposition to the use of force by ECOWAS to reinstate the democratically elected President and warned against any military intervention in their nation.

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The military spokesperson, Colonel Amadou Abdramane, emphasized their determination to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and resist any attempts at aggression.

ECOWAS’ Response:

In response to the coup, ECOWAS convened an Extraordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government.

During this session, they issued a 7-day ultimatum for the coup plotters to reinstate President Bazoum or face stricter sanctions.

Additionally, the Chiefs of Defense Staff from ECOWAS member-states were instructed to hold an emergency meeting to strategize on an effective military operation to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic.

Tensions Escalate:

The situation in Niger Republic has escalated further with ECOWAS considering the possibility of a military intervention to enforce their demands.

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However, the military leaders in Niger have categorically opposed such intervention, citing a plan of aggression against their country by ECOWAS and certain non-member African countries, as well as Western nations.

The warning from General Abdourahmane Tchiani and the military spokesperson, Colonel Amadou Abdramane, demonstrates the seriousness of their resistance.

A Show of Defiance:

The coup leaders’ statement read on Niger national television underscores their determination to stand firm against perceived external interference.

They view ECOWAS’ actions as a threat to their homeland and are prepared to defend their nation’s sovereignty at any cost.

This display of defiance adds to the complexity of the situation and raises concerns about potential further escalation.

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Conclusion:

The stand-off between the coup leaders in Niger Republic and ECOWAS has intensified, with the military leaders warning against any military intervention.

ECOWAS’ ultimatum and potential military operation to restore constitutional order have been met with resolute resistance from the Niger Republic military.

As the tensions continue to simmer, the region watches closely to see how the situation unfolds and how both parties will navigate this delicate and potentially volatile situation.

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