Niger: Violent protests have erupted after a military coup in the African country, with clashes between pro-coup soldiers and supporters of President Mohamed Bazoum in the capital.
A foreign news agency According to the report The supporters of the rebel army broke into the party office of the arrested President Muhammad Bazoom and set fire to the vehicles and the building. Protesters waved Russian flags and shouted anti-French slogans.
In this chaos, miscreants also entered the field and started looting. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters. The Economic Union of West African States has called for the immediate release of President Bazoum.
He said that the constitution has been dissolved in the country, all institutions have been suspended and curfew has been imposed while closing the borders of the country.
On the other hand, the arrested President Bazoum has refused to resign and called on the Nigerian people to resist and protect the democracy that was built as a result of sacrifices in the country. This was said by Nigerian Foreign Minister Hasumi Masoud and other senior officials to the media.
The African Union, the European Union, the United States and other countries have strongly condemned the military coup and demanded that the army return to its barracks.
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It should be remembered that the Niger Army announced the overthrow of the government on the National TV channel yesterday. Colonel Major Emadu Abdrama, along with other 9 soldiers, said in a press conference that we have decided to abolish this government and all institutions of the country have been suspended.