Military Invasion Is Still An Option – ECOWAS Gives New Update

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has declared that the use of force is still one of the available options that may be adopted in restoring democracy in Niger Republic.

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Omar Touray, said this on Friday during a press briefing on the Niger political situation and the refusal of the military junta to hand over power to ousted President Mohammed Bazoum.

Speaking at the ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja, Touray explained that they are looking at all available options including military invasion in ensuring the return of constitutional order in Niger Republic.

He however clarified that ECOWAS never stated that it would deploy the military at the end of the initial seven-day deadline issued to the junta in Niger.

“The use of force is still very much on the table as provided for by the ECOWAS instruments. The Heads of State have indicated that they will use all measures available to restore order.

“The Heads of State have demanded the return of constitutional order in Niger immediately,” he said.

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