Niger Coup: Military Govt Issues Fresh Order Concerning 5 Neighbouring Countries

Aug 2, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • The military junta in the Niger Republic has reponed the country’s land borders and airspace borders
  • The junta, however, said Niger’s borders with neighbouring Benin and Nigeria, remained closed for the main time
  • The coup plotter also appointed new governors for the eight regions in the landlocked West African country

Niamey, Niger Republic – The new military government in Niger Republic issued fresh orders a week after a dramatic coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from power.

The spokesman for the junta, said the country’s land borders and airspace with five neighbouring countries have been reopened, Vanguard reported.

Niger military govt reopens border/Niger coup plotters reopen borders
Niger Coup: Military Govt reopens borders with 5 neighbouring countries. Photo Credit: ORTN-Télé Sahel/AFP
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The announcement was made on television on Tuesday evening, August 1.

He, however, said Niger’s borders with Benin and Nigeria, remained closed for the time being.

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The coup plotter also appointed new governors for the country’s eight regions.

Coup d’état: List of ECOWAS’ Sanctions Against Niger Republic

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced eight sanctions against the Niger Republic following the dramatic coup that led to the overthrown of President Mohamed Bazoum.

The sanctions were announced after an extraordinary session of the ECOWAS member states in Abuja, on Sunday, July 30.

ECOWAS considers military intervention in Niger to restore Bazoum

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it may use military might to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic following the dramatic coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from office.

ECOWAS also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigerien military headed by General Abdourahamane Tchiani to reinstate Bazoum as President.

“Putin is Leading a New Colonisation of Africa”: Nigerian Political Commentator Speaks on Niger Coup

Nigerian political commentator Japheth Joshua Omojuwa has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of leading a new colonisation of Africa following the dramatic coup by the military in Niger Republic.

Omojuwa said no African country is safe as Putin is fast expanding his belt.

Shehu Sani gives 13 reasons why Nigerians mustn’t support ECOWAS invasion of Niger Republic

A former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has listed 13 reasons why Nigerians should not support the military invasion of the Niger Republic after the army took over power from ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.

Sani said should the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) invade Niger Republic, it would simply be a war between Nigeria and the neighbouring West African country because of proximity.

Source: Legit.ng



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