A plane conveying the ECOWAS delegation to Niger capital, arrived Niamey at about 1pm on Saturday. This was a day after Military Chiefs expressed readiness to intervene on the toppled government of Nigerien President, Bazoum.
Niger’s governing council (military), confirmed the arrival of ECOWAS representatives headed by Ex. Nigerian President Abdulsalami Abubakar.
The West African military has activated a “standby force” as the last resort to restore tranquility and democracy after the chaos causes by the coupe on July 26.
The Defense chiefs said on Friday, that a day has been agreed upon to intervene in the political situation in Niger Republic.
This was after the meeting held in Accra Ghana, where plans were made to perfect the deployment of forces to the Niger Republic.
ECOWAS Commissioner for political Affairs, Peace and Security, Abdel-Fatau who addressed press men at the end of the two-days summit, confirmed that the defense chiefs have agreed on a D-day to move against Nigerien coup plotters and restore constitutional order in the republic.
He however added that the body was still exploring the option of dialogue with the Nigerien junta leaders. Musah said: “We are ready to go anytime the order is given.
“The D-day is also decided. We have already agreed and fine-tuned what will be required for the intervention. As we speak, we are still readying a mediation mission into the country, so we have not shut any doors.
“Let no one be in doubt that if everything else fails, the valiant forces of West Africa, both the military and the civilian components, are ready to answer to the call of duty.