Mali’s Head of diplomacy has cautioned that military intervention in Niger republic by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS to restore the ousted president could be a calamity.

It could be recalled that President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown in a military coup on July 26, and ECOWAS threatened possible military intervention if he was not restored by Sunday.

Neighbouring Mali and Burkina Faso, both run by juntas, have expressed their opposition to any use of force against the putschists.

Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop, said any military force that has been used in other countries, the result is disaster.

He was speaking alongside his Burkinabe counterpart Olivia Rouamba during an event aimed at deepening bilateral relations between the two juntas.

Diop invoked Iraq and Libya as examples of countries that had been invaded in the name of democracy with unsuccessful outcomes.