MUTINOUS SOLDIERS ARRESTED AFTER A FAILED COUP ATTEMPT IN NIGER
Authorities have arrested several mutinous soldiers in Niger following an overnight coup attempt.
A government official told AFP that the situation is now under control.
Eons Intelligence gathered that there were sounds of heavy gunfire near the Presidential Palace in the early hours of Wednesday in a failed coup attempt ahead of President-Elect Mohamed Bazoum's inauguration on Friday.
Bazoum, Niger's former Foreign Minister and ally of Out-Going President Mahamadou Issoufou were pronounced the winner of the February 21 presidential election with 55% of the vote.
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However, Mahamane Ousmane who received 45 percent of the electoral votes has rejected the results.
The former Nigerien president who was deposed by a military coup in 1996 called for peaceful protests, crying foul.
Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, has experienced four military coups in 1974, 1996,1999, and 2010.