Niger: Civil war between brothers – El-Rufai warns ECOWAS against military intervention
A former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has advised the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) not to consider military intervention in Niger Republic.
The chairperson of ECOWAS, President Bola Tinubu, had said the bloc had resolved to use force as a last resort if the Niger coup leaders do not relinquish power to the ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.
After a meeting of the bloc’s defence chiefs in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, ECOWAS said on Thursday, that it had begun the activation of its standby force in Niger.
However, in a Twitter post today, El-Rufai claimed military intervention would be a war between brothers.
“As ECOWAS beats the drums of war, I recall the 1970s rock classic by Dire Straits – ‘Brothers in Arms’, because a war within our subregion is a war between brothers.
“Indeed, the people of Niger Republic are one and the same with those living in Northern Nigeria. Let us bend therefore over backwards to avoid this civil war between brothers,” he wrote.
Niger Crisis: Abdulsalami, Touray, Ribadu meet ECOWAS Chairman, Tinubu in Aso Rock
The controversies trailing the political crisis in the Republic of Niger, where a coup d’etat recently played out, may not have abated as President of the ECOWAS Commission, Omar Touray, leader of the ECOWAS delegation to the Niger Republic, and the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, visited the Presidential Villa Abuja to update President Bola Tinubu on their recent mission to the embattled country.Sources privy to the meeting con...
Niger: ECOWAS distracting Tinubu from delivering promises to Nigerians – Adamu Garba
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamu Garba has warned members of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, not to distract President Bola Tinubu from delivering his core mandate to Nigeria.Garba described the ECOWAS block as an empty shell without Nigeria, claiming ECOWAS is trying to lure Tinubu to help them in their failures and that of their French masters.In a post via his social media platform on Saturday, the APC chieftain advi...
Niger Coup: Tinubu breaks extraordinary summit of ECOWAS into closed door session
President Bola Tinubu has declared an emergency extraordinary summit of Heads of State and authorities of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) open.The summit went into a closed-door session where the heads of State of ECOWAS would make final deliberations on the way forward for the Republic of Niger, which experienced a peaceful coup d’etat recently.Among the leaders present at the Summit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja is President Julius Maad...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.