According to him, the intervention will be a source of long-term instability and we can also talk about great human and material losses. ECOWAS Heads of State must not make that mistake. Only a negotiated solution will open the way to a rapid return to a stable democratic order.
Issoufou has led Niger for two presidential terms since 2011. In 2021 he announced his intention to retire. After the presidential elections, Mohamed Bazoum became head of state.
Recall that the Niger army announced at the end of July the dismissal of President Bazoum and the formation of the National Council for the Defense of the Fatherland (CNSP). Most Western countries and the regional organization Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) condemned the coup. In early August, at an emergency meeting held in Abuja of the chiefs of the General Staff of the armed forces of the ECOWAS countries, a plan was adopted in case of military intervention in Niger, RIA Novosti reports.