Niger’s airspace closed on Sunday by the Junta will remain a no-fly zone until further notice.
The CNSP officials cited the threat of military intervention from the Regional body after they rejected a deadline to reinstate the country’s ousted president.
Thousands of junta supporters yesterday, Sunday flocked to a stadium in Niamey, the capital, cheering the decision not to cave into external pressure to stand down following the July 26 power grab.
While, in Abuja – Nigeria’s capital and headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States, the Legislature, citizens and stakeholders are concerned about the proposed measures against the neighbouring state.
These reactions were however heightened yesterday when the 7-day ultimatum set for the Junta to reinstate President Mohamed Bazaum passed without compliance.
WADR’s Usman Umar in Abuja brings more details.