The French ambassador and diplomats were taken hostage by Nigerian soldiers at the French embassy. French President Emmanuel Macron himself announced this information on Friday. He said other French diplomats, including French Ambassador Sylvain Itte, were taken hostage at the French embassy.
President Macron said that our ambassadors and diplomats in Niger are members. He was taken hostage in the French embassy. The delivery of food to the ambassador is also stopped. Our ambassadors eat the rations provided by the military regime.
On the issue of repatriating more diplomats, including the French ambassador, Macron said that we will bring the ambassador home soon. The work on this is ongoing. You are the legitimate authority in Niger. I talk to him every day.
Hence this dispute between Niger and France
In fact, the dispute between the Nigerian government and France continues after the recent coup in Niger. Because France supports the deposed and former President Bazoum. Let us tell you that the Nigerian government has taken former President Bajoum hostage. According to media reports, Nigerian soldiers ordered Itte to leave the country immediately after the coup. However, Niger later canceled Itte’s visa.
Do you know what the coup in Niger is all about?
Recently the army staged a coup in Niger. The Nigerian army claimed it had overthrown the government of President Mohamed Bazoum. They imprisoned President Bazoum. The soldiers protested against the intervention of the UN and the USA and even threatened them. According to foreign media, the soldiers announced the coup on Niger’s national broadcaster. Colonel Amadou Abdramane appeared on television with his comrades and officers. The colonel came on live television and said that due to the country’s deteriorating security system and poor governance, we will end the president’s rule. Niger’s borders are sealed. Now no one can leave the country or enter the country from outside. There is a curfew across the country. Government officials were fired.