ECOWAS Imposes Fresh Sanctions On Niger

In response to the coup in the Niger Republic, the Economic Community of West African States has imposed new sanctions.

Prior to this, the regional group had given the Niger junta seven days to restore President Mohamed Bazoum or face sanctions, which might include possible military intervention.

The coup plotters, however, called ECOWAS’s bluff and promised to oppose any foreign interference on its territory.

Additionally, it suspended connections with France, the United States, Togo, Nigeria, and shut off Nigerien airspace indefinitely.

Addressing State House correspondents on Tuesday, Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, said more sanctions had been imposed on the individuals and entities relating with the military junta in the Niger Republic.

Although he did not go into details, he said this was carried out through the Central Bank of Nigeria.