Niger military have started deploying military along its border with neighbouring country, Benin, amidst imminent military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
The development was disclosed by a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama.
Recalls that ECOWAS had threatened a possible military action against the junta who seized power in Niger and suspended the constitution.
Last month, ECOWAS ordered its standby force to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.
The order followed the resolution of ECOWAS on the Niger coup after its extraordinary meeting in Abuja.
However, the regional bloc’s army is yet to invade Niger.
Makama on his social media platform X, on Monday, posted a video that showed Niger’s military were deploying at Beninese border in preparation against the military intervention by the ECOWAS.
“Niger deploys Military to the Niger- Beninese Border amidst eminent Military intervention plans of ECOWAS,” he wrote.
A video sighted by our correspondent showing movement of military vehicles in a convoy as they were being hailed by the people.
Niger 🇳🇪 deploys Military to the Niger- Beninese Border amidst eminent Military intervention plans of ECOWAS. pic.twitter.com/So4QlwQze7
— Zagazola (@ZagazOlaMakama) September 11, 2023