News Investigators/ The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered its standby force to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic.
The decision was part of the resolutions reached at the end of the extraordinary meeting of its heads of state on Thursday in Abuja.
ECOWAS President, Omar Alieu Touray, who read communique at the end of the meeting urged for international cooperation to ensure that constitutional government is restored in Niger.
It also called on the African Union, AU, partner countries and institutions to support the resolution taken by the sub-regional body.
ECOWAS said all efforts made to dialogue with Niger Republic military junta have been defiantly rejected by coup leaders as they condemn continuous detention of President Mohamed Bazoum and his family members.
“Direct the committee of the Chief of Defence Staff to activate the ECOWAS stand-by force with all its elements immediately,” Mr.Touray said.
Adding that ECOWAS resolved to “Order the deployment of the ECOWAS stand-by force to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.
“Underscore its continued commitment to the restoration of constitutional order through peaceful means.”
Eleven out of the 16member states attended the meeting.