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ECOWAS military chiefs to meet in Accra Thursday over Niger crisis


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The military chiefs of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are expected to meet on Thursday and Friday in Accra, Ghana’s capital over the crisis in Niger.

The Authority of Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS as part of decisions at its meeting held in Abuja Nigeria on 10th August 2023 has ordered the deployment of a standby force to Niger.

Meanwhile, the military juntas in Burkina Faso and Mali have said any forcible attempt to restore President Mohamed Bazoum in neighbouring Niger will be seen as a declaration of war on them.

But security experts have kicked against the move to use force in restoring constitutional order in Niger.

The Foundation for Security Development in Africa (FOSDA) has urged the ECOWAS to consider the safety and security of citizens in Niger in any action it intends to take.

Commenting on the development, the Executive Director for FOSDA, Theodora W. Anti stated that peace and security of the Nigerois should be paramount.

“For FOSDA the peace of the Country and the sub-region and the safety of citizens should be the guiding force for all of ECOWAS intervention,” Madam Anti stated in a tweet.    

source: Starrfm.com