February 28, 2024
Nigeria Calls For Niger Junta To Free Ousted President
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Nigeria Calls For Niger Junta To Free Ousted President

Nigeria is calling for the release of ousted Niger President Mohamed Bazoum, and for the military junta to allow him to leave for a third country.

Nigeria currently chairs the regional group, Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, which has imposed sanctions on Niger following the July coup that ousted Bazoum.

ECOWAS had been demanding Bazoum’s immediate return to the presidency, but the military junta has kept him in detention and says it may need up to three years for a return to civilian rule.

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ECOWAS leaders will meet in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on December 10 to discuss the region, where coups, since 2020, have put military juntas in power in Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Niger.

Last month, a failed coup attempt left 21 dead in Sierra Leone, another member of ECOWAS, according to senior officials in that country.

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