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Reuters: West African leaders make plan for military intervention in Niger 

ABUJA (Reuters) -West African defence chiefs have made a plan for potential military intervention to reverse last week’s coup in Niger, including how and when to deploy forces, a leader of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Friday. 

The regional bloc will not divulge to the coup plotters when and where it will strike. 

That decision that will be taken by the heads of states, said Abdel-Fatau Musah, ECOWAS commissioner for political affairs, peace and security. 

 “All the elements that will go into any eventual intervention have been worked out here, including the resources needed, the how and when we are going deploy the force,” he said at the close of a three-day meeting in Nigeria’s capital Abuja.  

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WNU Editor: I sense a lot of pressure is being put on these African leaders from the West to do something.

More News On The Crisis In Niger  

Niger: ECOWAS finalizes potential military intervention plan — DW

Mutinous soldiers in Niger sever French military ties while ‘hostage’ president pleads for US help — AP

Nigeria’s Tinubu seeks Senate support for ECOWAS intervention in Niger — Al Jazeera

Diplomatic mission to Niger fails to secure release of ousted president — The Guardian

Biden calls for release of Niger president, family — The Hill

Niger: US announces partial evacuation of embassy — BBC

Why Many Nigeriens Want Russia in and the West Out — Time