Tensions escalated in Niger on Wednesday as reports emerged of some members of the presidential guard surrounding the presidential palace in the capital city, Niamey.
The situation has led to restricted access to neighboring ministries, and officials within the palace have been unable to reach their offices. The whereabouts of President Mohamed Bazoum remained uncertain as the presence of the guard added to the uncertainty and heightened concerns.
Amid the unfolding events, negotiations between President Bazoum and the leaders of the presidential guard were reportedly underway, as sources from Africa indicated. The developments have raised concerns about the country’s stability, and the situation continues to be closely monitored.
One notable detail was that the Minister of the Interior was reportedly being held at his residence, adding to the complexity and uncertainty surrounding the situation in Niger. As the situation remains fluid, the international community and concerned parties are closely following developments in the country.