As German government threatens Niger coup plotters with sanctions and prosecution, Mali and Burkina Faso decide to send a joint delegation to Niamey, the capital of Niger, on Monday in a show of solidarity amidst a coup crisis, the Malian army said.
Germany has warned the coupist not to commit acts of violence against the detained President Mohamed Bazoum.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office made it clear in Berlin on Monday that they were worried about the politician.
“I would like to emphasise once again at this point our message to the coup plotters that they must expect harsh personal consequences should anything happen to the democratically elected President Bazoum and his family,’’ the spokesman said.
The foreign office spokesman said sanctions and also national or international prosecution are possible steps to be taken if violence act is taken against the detained president.
Meanwhile, Mali and Burkina Faso have decided send a joint delegation to Niamey, the capital of Niger, on Monday in a show of solidarity amidst a coup crisis, the Malian army said.
“Burkina Faso and Mali are sending a delegation to Niamey to show the solidarity of the two countries with the brotherly people of Niger,” the army tweeted.
The transitional governments of Burkina Faso and Mali, which were established after the military took power by force in 2020 and 2022 in the two countries, also declared their support for the Nigerien soldiers who overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum.
The two countries also warned that any military intervention in Niger would be considered as a declaration of war against them and would lead to the withdrawal of Burkina Faso and Mali from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
ECOWAS, a regional political and economic union of 15 countries located in West Africa, has threatened to restore order in Niger by force.