Niger’s Military Takes Control to Restore Stability Amid Security Concerns
Niger experienced a significant shift in national leadership as the country’s military, led by the Republican Guard, successfully took control, aiming to restore stability in the face of mounting security challenges.
In a televised address, Major Colonel Amadou Abdramane, spokesperson for the newly formed National Council for the Safeguarding of the Country, cited the deteriorating security situation and poor social and economic management as the key factors behind the decision.
The military promptly closed the national borders and implemented a nationwide curfew to ensure public safety. Additionally, democratic institutions have been temporarily suspended as the military focuses on establishing robust security measures and efficiently addressing the prevailing issues.
While cautioning against foreign intervention, particularly from Western powers and neighbouring Pro-ECOWAS countries, the military leaders expressed their commitment to stabilize Niger and create an environment conducive to progress and prosperity.