Niger Troops Blockade Presidential Palace, Hold Back President Bazoum

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Niger Troops Blockade Presidential Palace, Hold Back President Bazoum
Niger Troops Blockade Presidential Palace, Hold Back President Bazoum

Soldiers for Niger don block presidential palace and some ministries for di capital, Niamey, according to tori wey dey ground.

Dem no shoot any bullets and we no sabi if dem wan seize power from di president.

Di president office tok say di guards wey fail for dia “anti-republican” efforts, bin try to get military support.

President Mohamed Bazoum dey for him house with him family, AFP talk.

One person wey no wan make him name show, talk say na “anger” make di soldiers do dis kain thing, and say dem dey try talk.

Reports talk say former president Mohammed Issoufou and oda former presidents dey involved for talks to prevent di situation from katakata.

Di president office add say, “Di President and him family dey alright. Di Army and National Guard dey ready to attack” anybody wey dey involved for di matter.

Dis landlocked West African kontri dey prone to coup attempts, and don experience four since dem gain independence from France for 1960, plus many odas wey dem try but e no work.

President Bazoum bin enter power through democratic election for 2021, and e dey close to France.

Di last coup for di kontri happun for February 2010, wey remove di then President Mamadou Tandja.

Niger dey face two jihadist campaigns – one for southwest wey come from Mali for 2015, and di oda one for southeast, wey involve jihadists wey dey based for northeastern Nigeria.

Militant groups wey dey follow both al-Qaeda and Islamic State dey active for di kontri.

Two neighboring kontris, Mali and Burkina Faso, don experience coups recently because of jihadist wahala.

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