President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria, currently heading the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will send envoys to Libya and Algeria to discuss the crisis in Niger, the Nigerian Presidency said in a statement.

According to the statement, a delegation headed by Ambassador Babagana Kingibe will discuss with the Libyan and Algerian authorities how to end the military coup peacefully in Niamey.

The country's elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, was detained last Friday by his presidential guards, who later declared that they had seized power.

Tinubu underscored the need for a solid interaction among all relevant parties in order to achieve a final and peaceful settlement of the situation in Niger.

ECOWAS demanded on July 30 that Bazoum be immediately released and restored to office, warning to take action if the bloc's demands were not met within a week.