West African Military Chiefs Ready for Action to Restore Democracy in Niger.
Top military leaders from the West African region have expressed their readiness to employ military force to reinstate democracy in Niger after the recent coup, if diplomatic efforts prove unsuccessful.
These generals, representing the Ecowas coalition of nations, are currently gathered in Ghana to organize and coordinate potential military intervention.
Abdel-Fatau Musah, the Ecowas Peace and Security Commissioner, shared that nearly all member states have committed to providing troops and are fully prepared to engage in a potential intervention in Niger.
Musah also emphasized that the coup leaders in Niger have an opportunity to step back from the crisis, but stressed that if civilian rule is not restored, all options are being considered.
The possibility of military intervention has sparked concerns of a broader conflict, given that the military administrations in Mali and Burkina Faso have voiced their support for their counterparts in Niger.
Ecowas officials have asserted their intention to utilize their own resources to bolster the troops, while also expressing their openness to any external assistance.