UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded the release of Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum, who was being held by members of his own guard in an apparent attempted coup.
Guterres was able to talk to the Niger president on Wednesday afternoon and “expressed his full support and solidarity”.
The situation in Niger remains tense, with reports of gunfire and unrest in the capital city of Niamey. The international community has condemned the attempted coup and called for the immediate release of President Bazoum.
Guterres has called for calm and restraint, urging all parties to engage in dialogue to resolve the situation peacefully. The UN is closely monitoring developments in the ECOWAS nation and stands ready to support efforts to restore constitutional order.
The attempted coup in the West Africa country is a worrying development for the country and the region. It is crucial that all parties work together to ensure a peaceful resolution and the restoration of democratic governance.
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