Many protestors demonstrated in Niger the evacuation of French troops in the country on Sunday organized by civil society organizations operating on the platform of the M62 movement.
The march from Tourmo square to the National Assembly saw protestors chanting slogans against the French army in Niger and holding placards calling for redress on the high cost of living and unemployment issues in the country.
According to a press statement released by Niger’s Ministry of Armed Forces, “This day at 1.00 p.m. (1300GMT), the last detachment of the Barkhane force present on Malian soil crossed the border between Mali and Niger,"
The statement also announced the end of the nine-year military presence with 2,400 soldiers stationed in the North African country.
Carrying Russian flags, the protesters also held banners saying “French army get out.”
Recall, In August last month, France pulled the last of its troops out of Mali, bringing the country's Operation Barkhane to an end.