Niger Republic has officially cut ties with Nigeria.
Newsonline Nigeria reports that the military junta in the Niger Republic has officially cut ties with Nigeria following the failure of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS’) attempts to resolve the ongoing impasse.
This Nigeria News understands that ECOWAS had given a seven-day ultimatum for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Bazoum, to avoid potential clashes with the junta.
In a bid to mediate, President Bola Tinubu sent a high-powered delegation led by General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) to meet with the coup leaders, but they only managed to meet with representatives of the junta.
Consequently, Niger has ended its relationship with Togo, France (its former colonizer), and the United States, US.
Radio France International said while quoting one of the putschists on national television:
“The functions of the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of the Republic of Niger” to France, Nigeria, Togo, and the United States are terminated.”
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