Panic as scores of Boko Haram insurgents escape from Niger prison

A mass prison break in Niger has resulted in the escape of hundreds of individuals, including Boko Haram terrorists, criminals, and drug traffickers. The breakout occurred at Koutoukalé prison, located near Niamey, Niger’s capital. On Thursday, a violent mutiny erupted, overpowering the prison guards and allowing inmates to seize weapons and vehicles as they fled. … Read more

Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso’s military leaders ‘mean business’ – Senator Sani

The military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso have announced their formal departure from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), signaling a significant shift in regional alliances. Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, commented on the development through his verified X handle on Saturday, emphasizing the seriousness of the trio’s decision. Senator … Read more

ECOWAS expresses disappointment over Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger’s continued absence

Omar Touray, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has expressed disappointment over the ongoing absence of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger from the regional bloc. Despite numerous discussions, ECOWAS has been unable to convince these nations to reconsider their decision to withdraw. Touray made this statement during the opening ceremony of … Read more

3 feared dead as another mining pit collapses in Niger

A tragic incident occurred in the Adunu community of Paikoro Local Government Area in Niger State, where three individuals lost their lives due to the collapse of a mining pit. Abdullahi Baba’arah, the Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the fatalities and noted that one person was successfully rescued from the … Read more

Tragedy as over 20 killed in Niger community deadly attack

In a tragic incident, more than 20 young men were brutally killed by suspected terrorists in the Bassa community of Shiroro local government area, Niger State. The victims, aged between 20 and 35, were caught off guard by the heavily armed assailants. Eyewitnesses reported that the attackers, numbering over 50, operated with sophisticated weapons during … Read more

BREAKING: Niger, Mali, 1 other West African country pull out of ECOWAS

The military governments of Niger Republic, Mali, and Burkina Faso have declared their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On Sunday, the countries’ military administrations announced their resignation from the regional union in a unified statement broadcast on Niger national television. According to Wion News, the leaders of the three … Read more

ECOWAS: Biden hails Tinubu’s leadership capacity over Niger intervention

Vice President Joe Biden of the United States has praised President Bola Tinubu for his work defending democracy and the rule of law in the Niger Republic. The Nigerien military, led by Amadou Abdramane, overthrew the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26. According to the military command, the nation’s constitution was revoked, all … Read more