May 18, 2024

Northern Senators Caution Tinubu Against Military Action In Niger Republic

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By Our REPORTER

Northern Senators Forum has warned Chairman of Economic Commission of West Africa State (ECOWAS) and President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria against the use of military force in restoring democracy in Niger Republic.

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Senator Abdul Ahmad Ningi (Bauchi) who led the senators, however called for political and diplomatic means to restore democratic government in that country.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Suleiman A. Kawu Sumaila, the forum cautioned that military force will cause the death of many innocent citizens in Niger Republic and seven Nigerian States that share border with that country.

Part of the statement read, “We take exception to use of the of military force until other avenues as mentioned above are exhausted as the consequences will be casualties among the innocent citizens who go about their daily business.

“Besides, about seven northern states that share border with Niger Republic namely Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno will be negatively affected.

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