soldiers who have gone rogue claim to have overthrown the president of niger

Soldiers who have gone rogue claim to have overthrown the president of Niger

According to reports, mutinous soldiers in Niger overthrew the democratically elected president by declaring on national television late Wednesday night that they had done so due to the country’s deteriorating security situation. According to the soldiers, all of the institutions had been shut down, and the security forces were taking care of the situation. The mutineers pleaded with other parties to refrain from interfering.

Following a day of tumultuous events in which members of Niger’s presidential guard surrounded the presidential palace and detained President Mohamed Bazoum, the government made the statement. At the time of the investigation, there was no evidence that other military units supported the mutiny. It was unknown where the president was when the statement was made, and it was also unknown whether he had resigned.

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Col. Major Amadou Abdramane, an officer in the air force, is heard on the tape saying that “this is as a result of the continuing degradation of the security situation and the bad economic and social governance.” He announced this while he was seated at a table in the presence of nine other officials. He stated that both the aerial and terrestrial borders had been closed and that a curfew had been established until the situation became stable.

The organisation, which is now going by the name National Council for the Safeguarding of the Country, stated that it would continue to uphold its commitments to both the national and international communities.

An earlier tweet from the account of Niger’s presidency indicated that members of the special guard unit participated in an “anti-Republican demonstration” and unsuccessfully attempted to seek backing from other security forces. The message was sent earlier on Wednesday. It was stated that Bazoum and his family were doing fine but that Niger’s army and national guard “are ready to attack” if the individuals participating in the action did not back down.

The commissions of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States have characterised the events as an attempt to unseat Bazoum, who was elected president of the nation two years ago in the nation’s first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since it gained independence from France in 1960. The actions have been described as an attempt to unseat Bazoum.

Hundreds of people marched in support of the president through the streets of Niamey, the nation’s capital, before the news was made, chanting “No coup d’etat” as they went. The crowd of protesters was dispersed, and individuals were forced to scramble for shelter when they heard multiple rounds of gunfire coming from what seemed to be the presidential palace. The effort to seize power was met with widespread and resounding condemnation from the world community.