The Niger military positions troops near the Beninese border to thwart the ECOWAS incursion [Video]
A video has emerged indicating that the Niger Republic’s coupists have started deploying troops along its border with neighboring Benin, amidst imminent military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
The development was disclosed by a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama.
The Daily Post reported that ECOWAS had threatened a possible military action against the junta that seized power in Niger and suspended the constitution.
Last month, ECOWAS ordered its standby force to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.
The order followed the resolution of ECOWAS on the Niger coup after its extraordinary meeting in Abuja.
However, the regional bloc’s army has yet to invade Niger.
Makama posted on his social media platform X on Monday a video that showed Niger’s military was deploying at the Beninese border in preparation for the military intervention by the ECOWAS.
“Niger deploys military forces to the Niger-Beninese border amidst the eminent military intervention plans of ECOWAS,” he wrote.
DAILY POST sighted the video showing the movement of military vehicles in a convoy as they were being hailed by the people.