- Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to ECOWAS' call for a standby force against coup plotters in Niger Republic
- The Former Minister of Aviation said ECOWAS's declaration means the sub-region is now on a war footing
- ECOWAS has earlier ordered an immediate standby force against the Niger Republic after its second extraordinary summit in Abuja
The Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the announcement made by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordering an immediate standby force against the coup leaders in Niger Republic.
Fani-Kayode said ECOWAS’ order is a clear declaration that the sub-region organization is on a war footing.
Reacting to the ECOWAS standby force order vis his Twitter handle @realFFK, Fani-Kayode wrote:
“We are now on a war footing. So sad. May God guide us!
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ECOWAS Orders Standby Force Against Niger Coup Plotters, Details Emerge
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered its Chief of Defence Staff to activate a standby force to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic following the recent military coup that took over power from ousted president Mohamed Bazoum.
This was disclosed in a resolution on the Niger coup at the ECOWAS Extraordinary meeting in Abuja on Thursday, August 10.
The resolution was read by the President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu Touray.
Niger Coup: President Tinubu Makes Fresh Declaration at ECOWAS Meeting
Legit.ng also reported that President Bola Tinubu has declared that it was important for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to prioritise diplomatic engagement in their approach to the political crisis rocking the Niger Republic.
Niger coup: “It’s unconstitutional”, Nigerian lawyer reacts as ECOWAS activates military standby force
The president made the comment while declaring open the second extraordinary summit of the West African bloc in Abuja on Thursday, August 10.
Niger Coup D’état: ECOWAS Leaders Gather for Emergency Summit in Abuja
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders are meeting for an emergency summit over the recent coup in Niger Republic, on Thursday, August 10, in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
The ECOWAS leaders from the 15-nation organisation will make an important decision regarding the two weeks coup situation in the Niger Republic.
Niger Coup D’état: President Tinubu Dragged to ECOWAS Court Over Planned Military Action
President Bola Ahmed Tínubu has been dragged before the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) Court of Justice over planned military action against the Niger Republic.
An International Civil Group, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), in the suit, marked ECW/CCJ/APP/3/23 instituted on its behalf by a Nigerian lawyer, Dr Oluwakayode Ajulo, asked the ECOWAS court to stop the planned military action against the Niger Republic over recent coup plot.