Under the leadership of the youthful 35-year-old President Ibrahim Traore, Burkina Faso’s administration, in conjunction with Mali’s government, has mobilized their aerial combat forces in response to threats from ECOWAS. Credible intelligence sources have conveyed that ECOWAS has expressed its readiness to confront the coup orchestrators in Niger militarily.
Both Burkina Faso and Mali have articulated their intent to counteract any nation that contemplates military aggression against the leaders of the Niger coup.
Concurrently, the United States has proclaimed its endorsement of any resolution ECOWAS pursues to reinstate the deposed President Mohamed Bazoum to his presidential position in Niger posthaste. Multiple informants have corroborated that the US Secretary of State, Blinken, has endorsed ECOWAS as the paramount regional entity to address the prevailing turmoil in Niger.
The United States has cast aspersions on the Russian administration under President Vladimir Putin, insinuating their opportunistic behavior amidst the turmoil in Niger. Multiple informants have attested that the US perceives a pattern wherein the Putin-led government seems to capitalize on coups within African nations.
President William Ruto of Kenya has articulated that, mirroring the stance of the United States, Kenya will endorse any resolution pursued by ECOWAS to reinstate the deposed President Mohamed Bazoum to his rightful position in Niger. President Ruto emphasized that such coups on the African continent are unequivocally intolerable.
Furthering his sentiments, Ruto expounded that these coups are regressive for African democracy, a value ardently championed by the continent’s forebears.