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Niger: Coup in African country Niger, soldiers claim to overthrow President Bajoum's government

Pankaj Prasad
Niger President Mohamed Bajoum
Niger President Mohamed Bajoum

Niger's army claimed on Thursday that they had overthrown the government of President Mohamed Bajoum.

In the African country of Niger, the army claims that they have carried out a coup. The Naijaan army claims that they have overthrown the government of President Mohamed Bajoum. They have imprisoned President Bazoum. The soldiers objected to the UN-US intervention and threatened them.

Announced live on TV

According to foreign media, soldiers have announced on the national channel of Niger. Colonel Amadou Abdramane appeared on TV with his fellow soldiers and officers. He announced on TV to topple Bajoum's government. According to foreign reports, the colonel came live on TV and said that due to deteriorating security system and bad governance in the country, we are ending the President's rule. Niger's borders are sealed. Now neither one can go out of the country nor can enter the country from outside. There is curfew in the whole country. Government officials have been sacked.

America offered help

As soon as the information about the coup was received, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that he would do all possible help to the President of Niger. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also says he has spoken to the president. He has been told to give full support from the United Nations. Although Niger soldiers have objected to this. The Niger army warned about foreign interference and said that they should be prepared to face the consequences.

America calls for the release of the President

US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller has condemned the army for seizing power in Niger. Miller said that the US is concerned about Niger. President Bajoum was democratically elected, which is why we support him. At the same time, we condemn the attack on the constitutional system on the basis of power. We call for the immediate release of President Mohamed Bazoum. We are closely following the situation in Niger. We are in constant contact with the US Embassy in Niamey.