West African countries of Burkina Faso and Mali have jointly deployed fighter jets to Niger Republic in readiness for any Military action that could be taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) forces in the country.
Burkina Faso and Mali warned that any military intervention in Niger would be considered a declaration of war against them.
Recall that ECOWAS had threatened to declare war on Niger Republic if the junta failed to reinstate the democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum.
However, both governments said any military intervention in Niger would destabilise the region.
A joint statement by both governments reads partly: “The disastrous consequences of a military intervention in Niger could destabilise the entire region.”