Amid the tension in the region, Troops of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, have reiterated readiness to join the standby force to restore civil rule in Niger.
General Christopher Musa, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, disclosed this during a Thursday meeting in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
“Democracy is what we stand for and encourage. The focus of our gathering is not simply to react to events but to proactively chart a course that results in peace and promotes stability”, he stated.
ECOWAS commissioner Abdel-Fatau Musah revealed that all member states except those under military rule and Cape Verde pledged readiness to participate in the standby force.
Recall that after presidential guards seized power from President Mohamed Bazoum, ECOWAS issued a 7-day ultimatum to the military to restore the elected president or risk possible military action.
The Military junta had threatened to trial Bazoum for treason.