Leaders of the military junta in Niger have stated that they cannot accept a visit from high-level diplomats due to concerns about the safety of the visitors. This comes as a result of the current political unrest and uncertainty in the country.
Representatives from Ecowas, the African Union, and the United Nations were scheduled to visit today, but this has now been postponed. The security situation in Niger is currently very tense, and the junta leaders believe that there is a significant risk to the safety of any visitors.
In response to the planned visit from the Ecowas delegation, the coup leaders have stated that the sanctions and threats of invasion from the bloc have caused public anger, which would make it impossible to ensure the safety of the visitors.
They also mentioned that the land and air borders of the country are still closed, further complicating the situation. This latest development adds to the ongoing political instability and uncertainty in Niger. The Ecowas delegation’s visit may be postponed until the situation has stabilized.