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ECOWAS Delegation Arrives Niger Republic For Dialogue

Posted by Samuel on Sat 19th Aug, 2023 - tori.ng

Niger’s governing military council has also confirmed the arrival of ECOWAS representatives.

 

A delegation representing the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has reached Niger to engage in discussions with the military officials responsible for the coup that deposed President Mohamed Bazoum.

The ECOWAS delegation is headed by former Nigerian leader Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Niger’s governing military council has also confirmed the arrival of ECOWAS representatives.

A plane carrying the delegation landed in Niger’s capital, Niamey, on Saturday, a day after the ECOWAS military chiefs said they were ready to intervene to reinstate Bazoum.

ECOWAS defence chiefs met within the week in Accra, Ghanaian capital, to fine-tune details of a potential military operation to restore Bazoum if ongoing negotiations with coup leaders fail.

DAILY POST reported that ECOWAS had agreed to activate a “standby force” as a last resort to restore democracy in Niger after generals toppled and detained Bazoum.

However, the West African bloc says it favours dialogue to defuse the crisis.

Meanwhile, a source close to the latest delegation said it would send “a message of firmness” to the army officers and meet Bazoum.

“We are ready to go any time the order is given,” Abdel-Fatau Musah, an ECOWAS commissioner for political affairs and security, said on Friday after the military chiefs’ meeting.



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