Niger’s military tribunal announces the provisional release of Salem Bazoum, the 22-year-old son of ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, detained by coup instigators last July.
Yusuf Tuggar, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, hails the release as a “logical step” toward restoring normalcy in the country and the region.
Mediation from Togo and Sierra Leone results in a deal for Salem Bazoum’s release, confirmed by the Togolese government. The whereabouts of Bazoum remain undisclosed.
Togo’s Foreign Minister Robert Dussey engages with Niger’s military-appointed prime minister in Niamey, as President Bazoum continues his detention since the 2023 coup.
ECOWAS sanctions on Niger persist in an attempt to pressure coup leaders to reinstate the ousted president, who remains detained.