BREAKING: ECOWAS Orders Standby Force Against Niger Coup Plotters, Details Emerge

Aug 10, 2023 | Entertainment, News


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered its Chief of Defence Staff to activate a standby force to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic following the recent military coup that took over power from ousted president Mohamed Bazoum,

This was disclosed in a resolution on the Niger coup at the ECOWAS Extraordinary meeting in Abuja on Thursday, August 10, Vanguard reported.

ECOWAS Orders Standby Force Against Niger Coup Plotters/ Niger junta
ECOWAS orders immediate standby force against coup plotters in Niger Republic
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The resolution was read by the President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu Touray.

“Direct the committee of the Chief of Defence Staff to activate the ECOWAS standby force with all its elements immediately.

“Order the deployment of the ECOWAS stand-by force to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.

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“Underscore its continued commitment to the restoration of constitutional order through peaceful means,” it partly reads.

Source: Legit.ng





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