Atiku warns ECOWAS against military intervention in Niger

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned the leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against using military intervention to restore democratic order in Niger Republic.

The important figure, Atiku Abubakar, highlighted the urgent necessity for ongoing diplomatic efforts to address the ongoing crisis in Niger in a statement issued from Abuja on Thursday. The statement, personally signed by Atiku, emphasizes his unyielding stance on the issue.

According to a recent statement, the military action in Niger has increased tensions throughout the West African sub-region. This development has sparked widespread international interest, notably in neighboring Nigeria.

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has stated that Nigeria has a critical role to play in fixing the Republic of Niger’s political leadership dilemma. Atiku underscored the worldwide expectation for Nigeria to not only contain the situation but also help the neighboring country rebuild its democratic administration.

It is critical to highlight the necessity of avoiding any military steps that could potentially worsen the situation in the ongoing efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore democracy in the Republic of Niger.

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A crisis has erupted in the Republic of Niger, necessitating rapid diplomatic intervention. To address this severe situation, it is critical that conversation lines remain open.

Political turmoil has seized Niger since July 28 in a remarkable change of events. The audacious effort of General Abdourahamane Tchiani, the chief of Niger’s presidential guard, who organized a coup d’état, was the impetus for this upheaval. Tchiani deposed President Mohammed Bazoum in an audacious and unprecedented step, seizing the role of head of state himself. This unexpected power grab has sent shockwaves across the country, putting citizens and the international world on edge.

Under the leadership of newly appointed Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has committed to take immediate action against the coup plotters. In retaliation, ECOWAS slapped severe penalties on the Republic of Niger.

In an unexpected turn of events, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea all backed the Niger military junta, warning against any prospective military intervention.

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