Niger Coup Highlights “Effectiveness Of Wagner” | Prigozhin Claims Credit For Takeover

The leader of the private military organization Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, claimed that his men were involved in the Niger military coup. In a voice message, he lauded the Wagner Group’s efficacy, noting that they helped the people of Niger obtain independence and battle colonialists while also restoring order and combatting terrorists. However, the US has denied any assistance by Russia or Wagner in influencing the coup. Niger has been critical in the United States’ efforts to combat Islamist terrorism in Africa.

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