Niger: Abdulsalami Breaks Silence After Meeting Ousted President Bazoum, Coup Leader

Aug 20, 2023 | Entertainment, News

  • Former Nigeria military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has met with the ousted President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic
  • While keeping more information, Abdulsalami said his team met with Bazoum, who told them his conditions and promised to report to the ECOWAS leaders
  • The ECOWAS team also met with the leader of the military junta, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, and his team for 90 minutes 90 minutes

Niamey, Niger Republic – General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), the former military head of state, has disclosed what transpired between him and Mohamed Bazoum, the ousted President of the Niger Republic, on Saturday, August 19.

The former Nigerian military head of state led the high-powered delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the troubled neighbouring country for a peace talk, Daily Trust reported.

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Abdulsalami meets Niger coup leader, ousted President Bazoum
Photo Credit: Abdulaziz Abdulaziz
Source: Twitter

Abdulsalami meets Niger military leader for 90 minutes

Abdulsalami led the ECOWAS team to the West African country on Saturday, August 19, in a last-minute diplomatic move to seek a peaceful resolution with the military junta in the Niger Republic.

While in Niamey, the delegation received Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine at the airport and was hosted at the presidential palace.

They reportedly met with the head of the military junta, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, and his team for 90 minutes and later met with ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.

What ousted Niger President Bazoum told us, Abdulsalami reveals

Abdulsalami, who spoke to a journalist after the meeting, said:

“We met him and heard his side of the story. He told us what was done to him and his challenges. We will communicate this to ECOWAS leaders. Doors for talks are now open for a lasting solution.”

But the former military leader did not detail his conversation with the ousted President in detention.

Recall that Bazoum was reported to have been deprived of his contacts, adding that no one could bring him food or medical attention.


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