Niger Requests Wagner Group Assistance as ECOWAS Prepares Intervention

The Special Adviser to Gen. Abdourahamane Tiani, leader of the Nigerien military junta, has told Al Arabiya that they have requested ” the presence of Wagner forces on our lands.” Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin had previously offered up the services of his PMCs shortly after the coup took place last month, which overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum. The comes as ECOWAS activated its standby forces in preparation of a military intervention “to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.”