Several people have been arrested in connection with the coup attempt in Niger. Government spokesman Abdourahmane Zakaria announced on Wednesday that others linked to the events are being actively sought.
In the early hours of Wednesday, armed attackers tried to seize the presidential palace but were fought off by the presidential guard. The coup attempt comes barely 48 hours before President-elect Mohamed Bazoum is due to be sworn in.
Friday’s transfer of power will be the first between two democratically elected presidents in Niger since the country became independent in 1960.
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