Germany on Thursday condemned an attempted coup by some members of the military in the West African country of Niger.
“We are following the events in Niger with great concern. We condemn the attempt by sections of the military to overthrow Niger’s constitutional democratic order and call on them to immediately release the democratically elected President Bazoum and return to their quarters,” said a German Foreign Ministry statement.
“The efforts of the African Union and the regional (trade) organization ECOWAS in this regard have our full support. Violence is not a means of asserting political or personal interests,” it added.