Hours to the expiration of the seven day ultimatum given to the military junta in Niger by the Economic Community of West African State ECOWAS to reinstate deposed former President Mohamed Bazoum, the Nigerian Chief of defense staff General Christopher Gwabin Musa has said that the entire armed forces of ECOWAS are ready to back the rhetorics with action to safeguard the peace of the sub-region and protect democracy.
Musa Spoke during a world press conference in Abuja after an extraordinary meeting of the the committee of Chiefs of defense staff of ECOWAS countries, monitored by IgbereTV.
The meeting was attended by ten countries, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Ghana, Gambia, Cote D’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Benin and Senegal.
Those absent from the meeting are Mali, Niger, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso.
The junta led by Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani had earlier warned it would resist any plan of aggression against Niger by the ECOWAS or any Western power.
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