President Bola Tinubu has declared an emergency extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Authority of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened.
The summit went into a closed-door session, where Heads of State of ECOWAS would make final deliberations on the way forward for the Republic of Niger which experienced a peaceful coup d’etat recently.
Among the leaders present at the Summit at the Presidential Villa Abuja, is President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco of Guinea Bissau, President Everiste Ndayishimiye of Burundi and President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire.
Others spotted by our correspondent include President Mohamed Ould, Ghazouani of Mauritania, President Nana Akofo-Ado of Ghana, President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic.
The Presidents of Togo. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma and President Adama Barrow of The Gambia are still being expected as at the time of filing this report.