The Senegalese government’s declaration to engage its troops in the ECOWAS force to reinstate President Mohammed Bazoum in Niger should the junta fail to respect the ultimatum, has been met with mixed reactions.
Indeed, the country has helped in a similar situation in The Gambia, during the era of former president Yayah Jammed, but political analysts opine that the coup in Niamey is different.
Recall Bazoum has since his ousting on July 26, remained captive, by the head of the CNSP General Abdourahmane Tchiani, his former chief of the presidential guard.
According to Mamadiou Thior, the former president is presumably in a hostage position and any failed attempt to release him may be grave.
Thior began with the evaluation of the statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, Aïssata Tall Sall during a briefing Thursday.