President Bola Tinubu has sent an ECOWAS delegation led by President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic to mediate in the ongoing Military standoff in Niger Republic.
Reports had emerged stating that the leader of Niger was apprehended by members of the presidential guard, sparking concerns across the region about an unfolding coup.
According to journalists on the ground, the area surrounding the presidential palace in the capital city of Niamey, where President Mohamed Bazoum was reportedly held, resembled a “ghost town.”
The situation, described as tense, drew attention from regional powers who issued warnings about the suspected coup.
Responding to the alarming news, President Tinubu made resolute statements, vowing that both ECOWAS and Nigeria would not tolerate any attempts to undermine democracy in Africa.
In line with this firm stance, a delegation comprising the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Talon, was promptly dispatched to Benin Republic.
The announcement of Tinubu’s actions has generated a wave of positive reactions from West Africans, who commend his swift response in protecting democracy in the region.