Mali and Burkina Faso send warplanes to Niger in response to an ECOWAS threat

Burkina Faso and Mali have deployed fighter jets to the Niger Republic in reaction to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recent threats of military action.

Burkina Faso and Mali have issued a strong warning, stressing that any prospective military intervention in Niger would be considered a declaration of war against their countries.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has issued a harsh warning to Niger Republic in a bold move. If the junta does not return the democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, the regional group has vowed to declare war on the country.

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Both governments have recently stated their fears about the potential consequences of any military intervention in Niger, noting that such measures may lead to regional destabilization.

The possible repercussions of military involvement in Niger have been highlighted in a joint statement released by both countries since they might have far-reaching destabilizing effects on the entire region.

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