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Coupists have placed Niger’s armed forces on high alert due to suspicions of an attack.



The Niger military has ordered its armed forces to be on high alert in order to respond effectively to any attack.

Niger Republic military commanders have ordered the nation’s armed forces to be on high alert due to the increased threat of assault.

The directive is contained in an internal document issued by Niger’s Defence Chief on Friday, August 25, 2023, and has been confirmed to be authentic by security sources in the country.

According to the paper, which was distributed online on Saturday, the order to go on high alert would allow forces to respond appropriately in the event of an assault and “avoid a general surprise,” according to Reuters.

“Threats to national territory are becoming increasingly felt,” it stated.

This comes as the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Omar Touray, stated that the sub-regional bloc has neither declared war nor plans to invade Niger Republic.

Touray stated in Abuja on Friday, August 25, 2023, that ECOWAS would only deploy all necessary measures, including the use of its standby force, to restore democratic order in Niger Republic.

Tourey stated that Niger, as a member of the West African area bloc, agreed to implement steps to help its battle against terrorism in order to achieve the restoration of democracy, peace, and security in the community.

The ECOWAS, led by President Bola Tinubu, is at odds with the Niger military junta, which toppled the country’s democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum in a coup on July 26.

While the sub-regional council has pushed on Bazoum’s unconditional restoration, the junta led by former commander of Niger’s presidential guard, Abdourahamane Tchiani, has maintained power.

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