The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation, which arrived in Niamey on Thursday evening, has left Niger without meeting with the country’s military council leader, Abdoul Rahman Cheyne. The delegation’s visit aimed to find a solution to the crisis in Niger.
According to an ECOWAS insider, the delegation left Niger on Friday and did not have a meeting with former President Mohamed Bazoum.
Meanwhile, top defense officials from ECOWAS are wrapping up their discussions in Nigeria regarding a potential intervention in Niger. However, they stated that this would be a last resort.
ECOWAS has imposed sanctions on the leaders of the coup in Niger, including cutting off the country’s electricity. Additionally, the organization is engaged in diplomatic initiatives, as a delegation led by Nigeria visited Niger on Thursday seeking a “decisive and peaceful resolution to the situation”, according to the Nigerian presidency.