Niger Junta calls back their Ambassador from Ivory Coast

The leaders of the Niger coup have recalled their ambassador in Ivory Coast claiming that the Ivorian president’s made comments that amounted to “praising armed action” against them.

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara expressed his intention to see the democratically elected leader of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, restored to office., on his return from ECOWAS Summit August, 10th last week.

President Ouattara had added that a military action should begin “as soon as possible” to bring back democracy in Niger.

The President said Ivory Coast would contribute between 850 and 1,100 troops, alongside Nigeria and Benin Republic.

The coup leaders had decided to pursue prosecution against Mr Bazoum for high treason.

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