Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, is leading a meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff from 15 ECOWAS countries in Abuja, discussing the political situation in Niger Republic.
Conspicuously absent are the Defence Chiefs from Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, and Guinea Bissau, a development indicating the countries’ opposition to ECOWAS’ stance on Niger Republic.
The Committee of Defence Chiefs will deliberate on the political crisis and work towards a resolution within the 7-day ultimatum issued by the ECOWAS leadership on Sunday. The outcome could either stabilise Niger or escalate tensions to war mode.
The military chiefs who are currently on ground include Togo, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, Gambia, Cote’Divoire, Cabo Verde and Republic of Benin.