“We are ready for Niger intervention” – ECOWAS defense chiefs


The ECOWAS standing force has expressed its readiness intervene in Niger Republic in order to restore democracy and reverse the unconstitutional military takeover.

This was stated during a meeting held in the Ghanaian capital of Accra on Thursday, where the Defence Chiefs of ECOWAS member states conveyed their preparedness to help reinstate civil rule in Niger.

They emphasised their commitment to democracy and its promotion, stating, “Democracy is our foundation, and it is our objective to foster and advocate for it” in their statement after the meeting.

All eyes are now on ECOWAS heads of state who could make the final call on whether to pursue military intervention or not. Earlier, the regional block said it is determined to pursue diplomacy while keeping all options on the table.

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