Coup: ECOWAS Calls For Release Of Niger Republic President Mohamed

The ECOWAS Commission has condemned the coup d’Etat in Niger Republic which has resulted in the country’s President, Mohamed Bazoum, being detained.

The Commission in a statement on Wednesday urged the coup plotters to free the president without any condition.

Foreign media reports that the coup plotters, who are largely drawn from the presidential guard(PG) in the country, sealed off the president’s residence and office, saying they will not “release the president.”

Those involved claim to be disgruntled with the military leadership of the country.