Nigeria reportedly cuts power supply to Niger following coup

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Nigeria has reportedly cut the power supply to the Niger Republic as one of the sanctions from ECOWAS for the coup in the country.

According to BBC, the power supply to the Niger Republic was cut by Nigeria on August 1st, 2023.

General Abdourahmane Tchiani, also known as Omar Tchiani declared himself leader, while Niger’s elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, has been held by the military since the coup took place last week.

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The report said power outages in Niger have been more frequent than it was in previous times as power only stayed on for about an hour at a period for residents of the cities of Niamey, Maradi, & Zinder.

Additionally, a delegation from ECOWAS led by the former military head of state Abdulsalami Abubakar is meeting in Niger on August 2nd, 2023 to continue mediation.


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