An International Civil Right Group, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA) has dragged the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) to the bloc’s court over the proposed military intervention in Niger.
The group prayed the court to invoke ECOWAS protocols to stop the planned military action against Niger.
The suit was instituted on its behalf by a Nigerian lawyer, Kayode Ajulo.
ACCORDING TO THE GROUP, ECOWAS treaties prohibit aggression among member States
The group prayed the regional court to invoke relevant ECOWAS treaties and international laws to stop the military invasion of Niger.
The group said any military intervention in Niger would be tantamount to aggression between ECOWAS member states.
The group in the suit said the planned military action or invasion would run foul of the obligations in the ECOWAS treaties and therefore amounting to illegality.