The US is concerned about the health and safety of Niger’s elected president Mohamed Bazoum, who has spent more than two weeks under house arrest, a state department spokesman said.
Earlier Mr Bazoum’s party said he and his family were being detained under “cruel” and “inhumane” conditions after the President was deposed on 26 July.
Since then, a military junta has ruled Niger while Mr Bazoum has been kept in the presidential palace but Members of the junta have made no comment about the ousted leader’s condition.
On Tuesday US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Mr Bazoum assuring him of the US’s ongoing support, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller added. END