In the document sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Niger to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, it was stated that Nigeria’s Ambassador to Niamey, Usman, was summoned to the ministry, but the ambassador did not respond to this invitation.
For this reason, the document stated that Ambassador Usman’s meeting was cancelled, and Usman was asked to leave the country within 48 hours.
During the day, the Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave 48 hours for the French Ambassador to Niamey, Slyvain Itte, and the German Ambassador to Niamey, Oliver Schnakenberg, to leave the country.
Nigeria, which also holds the term presidency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was one of the countries that supported the military intervention plan in Niger to remove the soldiers from the administration.
France and Germany also stated that they did not recognize the military administration that came to power on July 26 and openly supported the intervention plan of ECOWAS.
coup in Niger
President Mohammad Bazum in Niger was detained by elements of the Presidential Guard Regiment on July 26, and that evening the soldier announced that he had seized power.
General Abdurrahmane Tchiani, Commander of the Presidential Guard Regiment, became the head of the transitional government called CNSP on July 28.
The CNSP appointed Lamine Zeine as prime minister on 7 August and announced the 21-member cabinet on 10 August, consisting of soldiers and civilians.