A coup took place in the West African state – the local military announced the overthrow of the president.
According to them, the leader of the nation, Mohamed Bazum, was removed from his post.
In addition, all borders were closed in the country and a curfew was introduced.
It is noted that the military seized power made a corresponding statement on national television.
The country’s borders are closed and a nationwide curfew is being declared, they said.
The media wrote that the UN Secretary General managed to conduct a telephone conversation with Bazuma.
Information was also received about the reaction to the events from the United States: the State Department called for the immediate release of the President of Niger.
In turn, Agence France-Presse, referring to the same statement of the rebels on national TV, writes that the military announced the cessation of all institutions in the country.
Later, they made another statement in which they guaranteed physical integrity to representatives of the displaced government.
We reaffirm respect for the physical and moral integrity of the former authorities in accordance with human rights,” said Colonel Amadou Abdraman.
According to him, the military decided to end the current system due to the deterioration of the economic and social situation, as well as in the security sector.
As for the curfew, it was introduced from 19:00 to 05:00 (from 21:00 to 07:00 Belarusian time).