Relatives of Niger’s deposed President, Mohamed Bazoum have said they have had no information about him since his escape plan was thwarted.
Bazoum, along with his wife and son, has been restricted to the presidential house since the coup on July 26th and on 19 October 19th, he tried to flee with his family, cooks and security via helicopter but were stopped.
Family members say the last time they heard from him was the day before the escape plan and there have been local and international calls for the president to be released.
Since the coup, the former president’s relatives have spoken out about the “abusive” treatment they have dealt with at the hands of the new military regime.
The family lawyer, Ould Salem Said, said there was a worrying “fixation on President Bazoum’s family” by the military authorities.