Niger Coup: ECOWAS leaders hold meeting in Abuja

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Abuja, July 30, 2023 -The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government are currently meeting in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, at an extraordinary summit on the political developments in Niger Republic following a coup which ousted President Mohamed Bazoun.

President Bola Tinubu, as the chairman of the ECOWAS, is leading discussions on the way out of the current situation and to stop military coups in the sub-region.

The ECOWAS leaders have already agreed on a regional security force to intervene against jihadists and military coups.

The African Union, United Nations, European Union and France have condemned the coup in Niger Republic and called for a return to constitutional rule in the country.

The AU’s Peace and Security Council has also demanded that the coup leaders in Niger Republic return to their barracks and restore constitutional authority within 15 days.  (GBN)

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