ECOWAS sanction: Nigeria cuts power supply to Niger Republic 

Photo: Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Nigeria has taken action in response to the coup in Niger Republic, reportedly cutting off the power supply to the country as a sanction imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). 

According to BBC sources, this power supply suspension was initiated on Tuesday.

In the aftermath of the coup, General Abdourahmane Tchiani, also known as Omar Tchiani, has declared himself the leader, while Niger’s legitimately elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, remains detained by the military.

The impact of this power supply reduction has led to increased power outages in Niger, particularly in cities like Niamey, Maradi, and Zinder, where residents now experience shorter periods of electricity, often lasting only about an hour at a time.

The power cuts are attributed to Nigeria’s decision to halt electricity supply to its neighboring country, as stated by Nigelec, the electricity organization of Niger, and reported by the BBC.


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