According to information received from local sources, security measures have been increased around the French Embassy in Niamey, and no one is allowed to approach the area.
France announced that it did not recognize the decision of the military administration and that Itte would continue to stay in Niger. It is stated that if Itte does not leave the country, the electricity and water of the embassy residence may be cut off.
The military administration, which came to power in Niger on July 26, had previously announced the cancellation of 5 military cooperation agreements signed with France.
In Niger, President Mohamed Bazoum was detained by elements of the Presidential Guard Regiment on July 26, and the military announced its seizure of power that evening.
On July 28, General Abdourrahmane (Omar) Tchiani, the commander of the Presidential Guard Regiment, assumed leadership of the junta, the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP), and became the head of the transitional government.
Source: Anadolu Agency