Niger Coup D’état: ECOWAS Leaders Gather for Emergency Summit in Abuja

Aug 10, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • ECOWAS leaders are having an emergency meeting in Abuja over the crisis in Niger Republic following the recent coup
  • The emergency meeting by the ECOWAS leaders is coming days after the coup plotters refused to obey the 7-day ultimatum to reinstate Mohamed Bazoum
  • The military junta has gone ahead to set up a new government of 21-member headed by Prime Minister, Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine

FCT, Abuja – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders are meeting for an emergency summit over the recent coup in Niger Republic, on Thursday, August 10, in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

As reported by Channels TV, the ECOWAS leaders from the 15-nation organisation will make an important decision regarding the two weeks coup situation in the Niger Republic.

ECOWAS leaders gather for emergency summit over Niger coup/ Niger coup plotters
ECOWAS leaders gather for emergency summit to decide next life of action over Niger coup
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Coup d’état: ECOWAS leaders gather to decide next line of action on Niger matter

The emergency is coming four days after the coup plotters in Niger defied ECOWAS’s 7-day ultimatum to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Bazoum to power.

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Recall that ECOWAS has said it is seeking a diplomatic solution but has not ruled out using military action to resolve the crisis.

Niger Junta Ignores Tinubu, ECOWAS, Unveils 21-man Govt, Document Emerges

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Niger’s new military junta took steps to entrench itself in power and rejected international efforts to mediate.

On the night of Wednesday, August 9, the new Nigerien Prime Minister, Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine, and the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) unveiled the composition of a government comprising 21 members.

The cabinet by the CNSP reflects a fusion between technocrats and senior officers.

Niger Coup D’état: President Tinubu Dragged to ECOWAS Court Over Planned Military Action

President Bola Ahmed Tínubu has been dragged before the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) Court of Justice over planned military action against the Niger Republic.

An International Civil Group, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), in the suit, marked ECW/CCJ/APP/3/23 instituted on its behalf by a Nigerian lawyer, Dr Oluwakayode Ajulo, asked the ECOWAS court to stop the planned military action against the Niger Republic over recent coup plot,

Falana Reveals Major Cause of Coup in West Africa as He Calls for More Sanctions on Niger’s Junta

The Chairman of the Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), Femi Falana, has revealed the immediate cause of the military coup in the West Africa region.

Falana urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to impose more sanctions on the coup plotters in Niger Republic as ECOWAS leaders plan to meet to address the crisis in the landlocked country on Thursday, August, 10.

Source: Legit.ng





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