Niger Republic cuts diplomatic ties with Nigeria, withdraws ambassador

The military government of Niger Republic has just severed its diplomatic relations with Nigeria over the ongoing crisis in the country.

Radio France International quoted one of the coupists to have said that Niger had broken down its relationship with France, United States of America and Togo, too.

“The functions of the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of the Republic of Niger to France, Nigeria, Togo and the United States are terminated,” the coupist was quoted to have said on national television.

Pressure continues to mount on the military junta from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore democratic order to the country.

Beyond the West African region, members of the international community have also vehemently opposed the new military government in the country.

However, the junta, led by General Abdourahmane Tiani, has remained unperturbed, threatening a brutal response to any aggression against its territory.