After the junta in Niger seized control in a coup last week, leaders of West African nations threatened to take military action against it. The leaders authorised the junta seven days to free the captured President Mohamed Bazoum.
The junta had already issued a warning that it would oppose any “plan of aggression against Niger” by regional or Western countries.
Leaders from Ecowas, the grouping of West African nations, met in Abuja, Nigeria, on Sunday to discuss the most recent uprising, which follows military coups in the neighbouring countries of Burkina Faso and Mali.
A explanation examined out after the summit said that Ecowas had “zero resilience” for upsets.
The territorial coalition would “take all measures vital to reestablish sacred arrange” in case its requests were not met inside a week.
The message said, “Such measures may include the use of force,” and military chiefs are to convene “immediately” to arrange an intervention.
Attending the meeting, the Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel stated that Ecowas had taken prompt action due to the worrying developments in Niger.
This can be the primary time Ecowas has threatened military activity to turn around the overthrows that have taken put within the locale in later a long time.
The last time it authorised a military operation was in 2017, when Senegalese troops were sent to The Gambia to oust longtime leader Yahya Jammeh after he refused to concede loss in elections.