Niger Military Junta orders Nigeria Ambassador, Others Out Of Their Country
Nigerien military junta on Friday, asked the French Ambassador, Sylvain ITTE, the junta actually ordered the Nigerian Ambassador to the country, Mohammed Usman, to leave within 48 hours.
The Nigerien authorities in a memo No. 011539/MAE/C/NE/SG dated on Friday, said the junta’s action followed the Amb. Usman’s failure to honour an invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Niger.
Read full letter below:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Niger presents its compliments to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and has the honor to inform it that in reaction to the refusal of the Ambassador of the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Nigeriens Abroad, for an interview on Friday August 25, 2023 at 11:30 a.m., and other actions of Nigeria in Niamey to respond Nigerian Government, contrary to the interests of the Niger, the competent Nigerien authorities have decided to withdraw their approval from Mr. Mohamed Usman and to ask him to leave Nigerien Territory within forty-eight hours (48h).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Niger avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria the assurances of its highest consideration.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF
THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
25 ANIT 2023