Niger Coup: Ghana to Host Second ECOWAS Military Chiefs Meeting

According to Ghana’s army spokesman, Ghana will host the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) military chiefs on Thursday and Friday in Accra, amid unease over a potential military intervention in the Republic of Niger.

At first, ECOWAS member states considered launching a military operation against the coup plotters in Niger.

A military force was to be ready to restore constitutional order after a special summit of the heads of state of the bloc.

They did, nonetheless, assert that efforts should be made to resolve the conflict amicably.

Recall that following the coup in Niger, the ECOWAS defense ministers and military chiefs already met last week.

Following the issuance of an ultimatum to the putschists, they prepared deployment plans.

Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Benin, five of the 15 members of ECOWAS, declared their readiness to send troops in the event of an intervention.

According to NAN, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Mali—all of which were expelled from ECOWAS following military coups, like the one that has taken place in Niger—want to provide military support to the junta in Niger in the event of an outside intervention.

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