ECOWAS Announces that it Will Intervene in Niger, Does Not Disclose Exact Date

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced that “the ‘D-day’ of military intervention in Niger has been decided, but we are not disclosing when that is,” adding that their coalition is “ready to go into Niger any time the order is given.”

“We are not going to engage in endless dialogue and we are drawing a line in the sand…The coup in Niger is one too many,” ECOWAS announced, adding that “The objective is for the restoration of constitutional order in the shortest time possible.”

Currently, the countries of Nigeria, Benin, Ivory Coast, and Senegal have committed military resources for a military intervention to remove the Niger junta, which seized power last month during a coup that ousted Mohamed Bazoum. Likewise, Mali and Burkina Faso have pledged military support to Niger.