Military chiefs of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, will meet today (Saturday) in Ghana in furtherance of moves to implement the union’s resolutions on Niger Republic.
According to France24, regional military sources said the talks among the defence chiefs will take place in Accra.
It added that following sub-regional leaders’ plans to have a standby force in their efforts to restore the toppled president, Russia on Friday warned against any military intervention in Niger.
“We believe that a military solution to the crisis in Niger could lead to a protracted confrontation in that African country and to a sharp destabilisation of the situation in the Sahara-Sahel region as a whole,” France24 quoted the Russian foreign ministry to have said.
Members of the legislative arm of ECOWAS will also hold a virtual extraordinary session following the activation of the standby military forces.
A highly placed source made this known in a text message sighted by one of our correspondents in Abuja.
“An emergency ECOWAS parliament extraordinary session will hold via Zoom on Saturday over the matter in Niger as we are exploring diplomatic means,” the source said.
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