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Bashir Ahmed Reacts To ECOWAS’ Resolutions On Military Coup In Niger Republic

In a tweet via his verified Twitter on Sunday, Ahmad, who was the Special Assistant to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, said the resolutions taken by the regional bloc are strong and commendable.

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to former president, Muhammadu Buhari has applauded ECOWAS for the resolutions on the military coup in Niger Republic.

It was earlier reported that ECOWAS, at an extraordinary session in Abuja on Sunday, ordered the release of Niger President Mohamed Bazoum from detention and imposed some stiff sanctions on Niger following the coup organised by military leaders in the West African country.

In a tweet via his verified Twitter on Sunday, Ahmad, who was the Special Assistant to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, said the resolutions taken by the regional bloc are strong and commendable.

He wrote: “These ECOWAS’ resolutions on the military coup in Niger Republic are strong and commendable.”



Some of the resolutions include the closure of Land and Air borders between ECOWAS and Niger, the imposition of the no-flight zone to all commercial flights to and fro Niger and the suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between ECOWAS member states and Niger.

Other resolutions include the freezing of all service transactions including energy transactions, the freezing of assets of Niger in all ECOWAS Central banks and the seizure of the country’s state enterprises and parastatals in commercial banks.

ECOWAS also suspended Niger from all financial assistance and transactions with all financial institutions and imposed travel bans on the military officials and their families involved in the coup attempt including anyone who accepts to take a position in the military government.