Niger. According to
Countryaah website, the civilian government suffered its first severe
crisis since it took office in 2000, when army soldiers in Diffa in southeastern Niger made mutiny in early August. The
soldiers took the governor, the mayor of the city, a member
of parliament and several people from the security service
hostage. In addition to being paid five months in arrears,
the mythists demanded the departure of the commander and a
meeting with the prime minister.
After a few days, the unrest spread to the capital
Niamey, where an attempt at mutiny was quickly crushed.
Several officers were arrested in Niamey for suspected
conspiracy with the Diffa mythists. The army sent
reinforcements to the isolated garrison town near the border
with Nigeria and Chad. The Mysterists then fled into the
desert with hostages and took shelter in a pair of solitary
military sites, before the army, after ten days, was able to
defeat the uprising. A few hundred soldiers were apprehended
and some seventy fled, probably into Nigeria.