his Facebook post with a TikTok video purportedly of Nigerien soldiers displaying their strength is FALSE.
The post reads: “I think it will be wise if our president can thread softly on the Niger coupist o
Niger republic soldiers displaying their strength, to remind Tinubu that they are not playing.”
igerien President Mohamed Bazoum was ousted in a coup on 26 July 2023. Subsequently, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the chairmanship of Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, activated a “standby force” that the regional bloc said would militarily intervene if Bazoum is not reinstated.
Niger is one of the 15-member economic bloc.
The video in the claim, however, is not of Nigerien soldiers.
This account @loeildulion appears on the recording and it originally posted the video on 6 April 2023 with a text in French translated to; “Unpublished demonstration of the comandos forces of the Senegalese army” and with #independence #armeesenegalaise and #commando, among others.