After a successful Coup Niger General Tchiani Named Head Of Transitional Government
Report reaching us from Niger Republic indicate that General Abdourahamane Tchiani is the new leader of Niger following a military takeover, state television reported Friday.
Very little is known about the general, who is reportedly also named Abdourahmane.
But it is well known that the general has been the head of the presidential guards unit since 2015 and a close ally of former President Issoufou.
According to APA news agency reports, Tchiani is from Niger’s western region of Tillaberi, a main recruitment area for the army.
The chief of the Presidential Guard has been named “president of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland,” a statement said.
Meanwhile the elected President Mohamed Bazoum is being detained by army putschists since Wednesday morning.