The putschists in Niger declared Thursday night to denounce a number of army agreements concluded with France. Additionally they introduced that they’d “finish” the “features” of Niger’s ambassadors to France, the US, Nigeria and Togo, and warned that they’d retaliate “instantly” within the occasion of “aggression or tried aggression” of ECOWAS. Observe our stay on the scenario in Niger.
1:29 a.m.: the putschists will reply “instantly” to “any aggression” by ECOWAS
The putschists in Niger have introduced that they’ll retaliate “instantly” within the occasion of “aggression or tried aggression” in opposition to their nation by the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS), three days earlier than the tip of the ultimatum decreed by the group for a return to constitutional order.
“The ECOWAS being impersonal, any aggression or tried aggression in opposition to the State of Niger will see a direct and unannounced response from the Niger Protection and Safety Forces on considered one of its members, except suspended pleasant international locations”, mentioned one of many putschists, alluding to Burkina Faso and Mali.
1:18 a.m.: lputschists withdraw Niger’s ambassadors from 4 international locations
The army perpetrators of a coup d’etat in Niger introduced on Thursday night that they’d “finish” the “features” of Niger’s ambassadors to France, the US, Nigeria and Togo, in a press launch learn on tv at a time when stress to revive constitutional order is growing internationally.
“The features of the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of the Republic of Niger (…) to the French Republic”, of “Nigeria”, to “the Togolese Republic” and “to the US” are terminated, mentioned one of many putschists.
12:34 a.m.: putschists denounce army agreements concluded with France
The putschists in Niger declared Thursday night to denounce a number of army agreements concluded with France, which concern particularly the “stationing” of the French detachment and the “standing” of the troopers current throughout the framework of the anti-jihadist battle, in a press launch learn on tv nationwide.
“Confronted with France’s informal perspective and response to the scenario” in Niger, “the Nationwide Council for the Safeguarding of the Fatherland (CNSP, army in energy), determined to denounce the cooperation agreements within the subject of safety and protection with this state,” mentioned one of many putschists.
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