Nigeria has reportedly c¥t the power supply to the Niger Republic as one of the sanctions from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the coup in the country.
According to BBC, the power supply to the Niger Republic was c¥t by Nigeria on Tuesday, August 1, 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.
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, and Zinder.
According to Nigelec as quoted by the BBC, the electricity organizations of Niger, the power c¥ts are the effect of Nigeria’s h@lting supply to its northern neighbour.
Additionally, a delegation from ECOWAS led by former military head of state Abdulsalami Abubakar is meeting in Niger on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, to continue mediation.
France commenced the evacuation of its nationals and other European nationals on Tuesday. As of the time of this report, at least 350 French nationals have been evacuated from Niger, the foreign ministry said.