Burkina Faso and Mali warn against intervention in Niger

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Burkina Faso and Mali have warned that any intervention in neighbouring Niger would be considered a “declaration of war” against their two countries, a signal of support for leaders of the recent coup there.

They’ve also threatened to withdraw their ECOWAS membership and rise up in support of Niger’s military government should the West African bloc invade the country.

The two countries where soldiers had recently ceased power expressed their support for the military takeover of power in Niger earlier this month in a joint statement on Monday, vowing to “lend a hand to the people of Niger” to fight invaders. Berating ECOWAS and its leaders, Mali and Burkina Faso accused ECOWAS of hypocr#sy.


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