The military rulers of Niger have announced the closure of the country’s airspace and warned that any violation will be met with a swift and forceful response.
This decision comes after a deadline set by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the military rulers to step down and restore democratic order.
The closure of the airspace is seen as a measure to protect the country from potential military intervention.
The situation in Niger has created tensions in the region, and ECOWAS and African Union leaders have held a virtual meeting to discuss the ongoing crisis.
President Mohamed Bazoum, who was ousted by members of his own guard, remains detained, and there is pressure for his return to power.
This article was updated 1 month ago