ECOWAS slams fresh sanctions on Niger Republic

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has imposed fresh sanctions on the Niger Republic due coup.

The regional bloc had given the Niger junta seven days to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum or risk sanctions, including possible military action.

The coupists have refused to be intimidated by ECOWAS and have vowed to resist any foreign intervention on their soil.

It also severed ties with Nigeria, Togo, France and the US and shut down Nigerian airspace indefinitely.

At the end of the ultimatum, the bloc scheduled a meeting for Thursday to review the situation in the West African nation.



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