West African’s regional bloc Ecowas says it will hold a summit in Nigeria’s
capital, Abuja, on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Niger following a military
Ecowas had given the coup leaders seven days to reinstate the elected president
or face the possibility of military intervention.
However the deadline passed on Sunday with no change to the situation.
A delegation from the military governments of Mali and Burkina Faso is on its
way to Niger to express solidarity with the junta.
Italy’s foreign ministry had earlier called on the Ecowas, to extend the deadline
issued to the coup leaders to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.