ECOWAS delegation arrives in Niger for negotiations

A delegation from the respected Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has arrived in Niger for an important event. What is their objective? To undertake vital discussions with the military officers responsible for the recent power grab that resulted in President Mohamed Bazoum’s resignation.

In a historic move, the ECOWAS mission is being commanded by none other than the celebrated former Nigerian leader, Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Niger’s governing military council has formally announced the arrival of representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

On Saturday, a plane carrying the team landed safely in Niamey, Niger’s capital city, marking a significant breakthrough. This comes just a day after the military chiefs of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) indicated their readiness to intervene and restore the rightful leader, Bazoum.

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In a historic step, the military chiefs of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathered this week in Accra, Ghana’s capital. Their main goal was to meticulously plan a prospective military intervention in Niger to restore President Bazoum if existing negotiations with the leaders of the recent coup failed.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), according to a recent DAILY POST report, has agreed to form a “standby force” in Niger. Following the ouster and detention of President Bazoum by military generals, this decision is a last resort to restore democracy in the country.

The West African bloc recently expressed a preference for dialogue as a means of de-escalating the current situation.

A source close to the group recently revealed that their goal is to deliver a strong message to army officers and meet with Bazoum.

ECOWAS commissioner for political affairs and security Abdel-Fatau Musah announced on Friday that he is ready to act soon as the order is given. Following a meeting with military officials, Musah boldly declared their preparation for any impending occurrences.

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