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ECOWAS GIVES NIGER MILITARY SEVEN DAYS TO RESTORE BAZOUM AS PRESIDENT

The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the military in Niger Republic to restore ousted President Muhammed Bazoum to office.

This was disclosed during an extraordinary session of the Authority chaired by its Chairman, President Bola Tinubu in Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja following its deliberations on developments in Niger where President Mohamed Bazoum has been held by members of his presidential guards for days.

President Tinubu who is the chairman of the regional bloc called on leaders to be strong, forceful, and resolute about the survival of Bazoum as well as the freedom and restoration of the constitutionally elected body in Niger Republic.

Recall that the Commander of the country’s Presidential Guards, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, had on Friday, declared himself the Head of a Transitional Government.

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