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Tinubu Writes Senate Over Planned Military Action Against Niger by ECOWAS

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President Bola Tinubu has written the Nigerian Senate, intimating it of the proposed military action by the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), against officers, who staged a coup that toppled President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic.

Tinubu also intimated the Senate of plans for other sanctions against the military guards and measures to restore democratic rule in the country.

Tinubu, in the letter titled “Political situation in Niger” and read by Senator President, Godswill Akpabio, said, “Following the unfortunate political situation in the Niger Republic culminating in the overthrow of its President, ECOWAS under my leadership condemned the coup in its entirety and resolved to seek the return of the democratically elected govt. in a bid to restore peace, ECOWAS convened a meeting and came out with a communique.

“Closure and monitoring of all land borders with the Niger Republic and reactivating of the border drilling exercise.

”Cutting off Electricity supply to the Niger Republic

”Mobilizing international support for the implementation of the provisions of the ECOWAS communique

“Preventing the operation of commercial and special flights into and from Niger Republic

“Blockade of goods in transit to Niger especially from Lagos and eastern seaports

“Embarking on sensitization of Nigerians and Nigerians on the imperative of these actions, particularly via social media

“Military build-up and deployment of personnel for military intervention to enforce compliance of the military junta in Niger should they remain recalcitrant.”

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