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ECOWAS activates standby forces over the political situation in Niger

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has mandated its standby force to intervene with the objective of restoring constitutional order in the Niger Republic. 

The President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu Touray, made this announcement while presenting the ECOWAS resolution concerning the recent coup in Niger during an extraordinary meeting held in Abuja on Thursday. 

In addition to the call for intervention, ECOWAS has also urged the African Union (AU), partner countries, and relevant institutions to support the resolution put forth by the sub-regional organization. 

ECOWAS conveyed its disappointment as all efforts to engage in dialogue with the military junta in Niger have been consistently rejected by the leaders of the coup. 

Furthermore, ECOWAS vehemently denounced the ongoing detention of President Mohamed Bazoum and his family members, deeming it unacceptable. 

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