In Niger, the coup opened the door for jihadists

It is necessary to “restore constitutional order” in the country to focus on “security”, “further weakened after the coup”: the jihadist attacks that have affected Niger in recent days are of great concern to member states of the Economic Community. West African States (ECOWAS). Its chiefs of staff met in Ghana on Thursday and Friday to decide on possible military intervention in Niamey.

In recent days, armed groups affiliated with al-Qaeda or Daesh in the Sahel region have hit hard in recent days. In one week, Niger’s defense and security forces have lost at least 28 people, the military regime’s defense ministry admitted: six, Sunday, in an ambush near Sanam, 300 kilometers from Niamey, ten-seven, Tuesday, not to mention twenty people seriously injured. After sneaking around Koutoko, very close to Burkina Faso. On August 9, five National Guardsmen were killed in an attack on their camp near the Burkinabe border.

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