The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has directed its standby force to reinstate the constitutional order in Niger Republic.
During the ECOWAS Extraordinary meeting in Abuja on Thursday, ECOWAS President, Omar Alieu Touray, announced the decision as he detailed the body’s stance on the Niger coup.
Additionally, ECOWAS urged the African Union, partner nations, and other organizations to back this resolution.
The body expressed that dialogue attempts with the Niger Republic’s military junta were consistently dismissed by the coup leaders. They also voiced their disapproval over the ongoing detention of President Mohamed Bazoum and his family.
Key points from the resolution include the instruction to the Chief of Defence Staff committee to swiftly mobilize the ECOWAS standby force, the deployment of this force to reestablish constitutional order in Niger, and the organization’s unwavering dedication to peaceful resolution.