West Africa’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday it will deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau to help stabilise the country after this week’s attempted.
The 15-nation regional bloc, who made the decision following a summit in Ghana’s capital Accra, gave no details on strength and when the troops will be deployed.
The bloc which had deployed a similar mission to the country from 2012 to 2020 after a coup said the force will help prevent any attempted coups in future.
President Umaro Sissoco Embaló has said that stability has been restored in the country after the failed coup the government late on Wednesday said that intended to assassinate the president and were part of a well-funded and tightly planned plot.
It did not say who it believed was behind Tuesday’s attempt, although President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has previously suggested it may be linked to the international drugs trade.
11 people were confirmed killed in the Tuesday’s attack, including seven members of the security forces who saved Embalo and his prime minister from death.