Niger Coup: President Tinubu meets Governors sharing boundaries with Niger

President Bola Tinubu on Sunday played host to governors of States that share boundaries with Niger Republic.

The meeting which was held at the State House, Abuja, was part of consultations by the President on the situation in Niger.

The governors in attendance were Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), Mai Malam Buni (Yobe), Idris Nasir (Kebbi) and Dikko Radda (Katsina).

The Northern Elites have kicked against the planned onslaught against the military junta in Niger, while citing the likely consequence of such action on Nigeria.

Recall that President Tinubu in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the military junta in Niger Republic to return power back to Mohammed Bazoum.

This led to quite a number of sanctions part of which resulted in the closure of borders with Niger, including an indefinite suspension of flight activities.

Tinubu had written the leadership of the National Assembly to approve the deployment of military personnel to the troubled Niger but rather got advice to tread carefully in the present circumstances.

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