Niger Junta says Ousted President Mohamed Bazoum tried to Escape

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

The military government of Niger says it has foiled an attempt by the deposed former President, Mohamed Bazoum, to escape from custody.
A military spokesperson said that the former president attempted to flee at night with his family, cooks and security, adding that there were plans for the group to fly out on helicopters, but the plan was foiled.
Mr Bazoum’s lawyers have called for his immediate release, saying his detention is illegal.

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