ECOWAS Heads of State are to hold another Extraordinary Summit on the political situation in the Republic of Niger Republic.
Nigeria President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is also Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has convened another Extraordinary Summit of the Authority on the political crisis in the Republic of Niger. The Summit will hold in Abuja, on Thursday, August 10, 2023.
The ECOWAS leaders will be considering and discussing the recent developments in Niger after a coup ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.
The Sunday deadline for the coup leaders to step down and restore Bazoum has now expired.
ECOWAS has warned that it will take what it calls “all necessary measures” if Bazoum is not reinstated.
However, Niger’s military leaders remain defiant. They’ve closed air space and put border forces on high alert. They say Niger is ready to defend itself and they’re warning against any foreign aggression.