Niger’s new leaders say will release president if sanctions are removed
The new military government in Niger say they will release the deposed president Mohamed Bazoum, if the West African bloc known as ECOWAS lifts sanctions imposed on the nation.
Niger’s new authorities announced the plan at the end of talks with the ECOWAS and UN delegations visiting Niamey.
Bazoum’s pro-West government was toppled in a military coup on July 26 and remains in military detention since then and is facing trial for committing treason against the West African nation.
The former commander of the presidential palace, General Omar Abd al-Rahman Tiani, has justified the overthrow of the Bazoum government due to failure in security and economic and social problems.