The Economic Community of West African States has condemned the killing of at least seventeen Nigerien soldiers in a recent ambush close to the Mali border.
In a statement released on Wednesday in response to the killing of the Nigerien soldiers, ECOWAS said that the country had become vulnerable as a result of President Mohamed Bazoum being ousted by the military coup.
The West African bloc cautioned the coup plotters about the importance of adhering to its order by reestablishing constitutional order.
Ecowas Press Release
The statement reads, “ECOWAS has learned with sadness various attacks by armed groups in the Republic of Niger that have led to the death of several Nigerien soldiers.
“ECOWAS condemns these attacks and conveys its deepest condolences to the people of Niger and the families of the soldiers who have lost their lives.
“ECOWAS calls on the CNSP-military leadership in Niger to restore constitutional order to focus on the security of the country that has become increasingly fragile since the attempted coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, H.E. Mohamed Bazoum.”