The Daily Trust newspaper reports that the military junta in the Niger Republic has cut off electricity and water supplies and stopped food deliveries to the French Embassy in its capital, Niamey. CONTINUE READING>>>>>
The report, quoting Turkish news wire, Anadolu, says the junta has also taken similar action at the French consulate in Zinder, Tera, Oualam, Ayorou, Dosso, Niamey, Filingue, and everywhere else.
The President of the National Support Committee for the CNSP, Elh Issa Hassoumi Boureima, instructed all partners of the French bases in Niger to suspend all fuel supplies of water, electricity, and food products to the embassy and consulates.
“We ask Nigelec and SPEN (SEEN)) to cut off water and electricity in the French Embassy, in the French consulates of Zinder and Niamey.”
“In addition, any partners who continue to help the French in the process of supplying the goods and services will be considered enemies of the sovereign people.”
The action came after the two-day deadline given by the military junta to the French ambassador, Sylvain Itte, to leave the country expired with the French government insisting that it would not withdraw its ambassador.
The French authorities in Paris insist the Nigerien military junta does not have the authority to expel the French ambassador from the country. CONTINUE READING>>>>>