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JUST IN: Tinubu seeks Senate support on military deployment to Niger Republic

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President Bola Tinubu has written to the Senate for support on the deployment of military personnel to the Niger Republic.

He also requested the backing of the legislature on cutting off electricity to the country.

Niger’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, was ousted by his guards on July 26, 2023.

Tinubu who is the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States on Sunday met with some fellow ECOWAS leaders to discuss sanctions to be placed and appropriate ways to restore democracy in Niger.

The letter read, “Political situation in Niger. Following the unfortunate political situation in 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 communiqué.”

The president also sought support for, “Military buildup and deployment of personnel for military intervention to enforce compliance of the military junta in Niger should they remain recalcitrant.

“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, mobilising 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,” he added.



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