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ECOWAS Chiefs Of Defence Staff Meeting In ABUJA Over Coup In Niger

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The Chief of Defence Staff of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), held a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss the current situation in Niger. The meeting was convened in response to the recent military coup in Niger, which resulted in the overthrow of the democratically elected President Muhamed Bazoum, NjenjeMediaNews reports.

The meeting was attended by the Chiefs of Defence Staff of other West African countries.

At the meeting, the Chiefs of Defence Staff discussed the need for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Niger, and urged the military to give peace a chance by releasing President Muhamed Bazoum and returning to democracy.

The representatives also called for the immediate cessation of violence and the protection of civilians in the region. Furthermore, they called on the military to respect the rights of the people of Niger, including the right to choose their own government through free and fair elections.

The Chiefs of Defence Staff also expressed their support for the African Union’s (AU) efforts to resolve the situation in Niger, and praised the AU’s commitment to the protection of democracy and human rights in the region.

Finally, the Chiefs of Defence Staff urged the international community to provide all the necessary support to ensure a peaceful and democratic transition in Niger.

This meeting of the Chiefs of Defence Staff of ECOWAS demonstrates the regional commitment to democracy and stability in West Africa. The Chiefs of Defence Staff have sent a strong message to the military in Niger, urging them to end the violence and restore democracy.

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It is now up to the international community and the people of Niger to ensure that democracy is restored and that the rights of the people of Niger are protected.

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