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Niger Coup: Senate Rejects PBAT’s Request To Invade

todayAugust 5, 2023 14

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The Nigerian Senate has rejected a request by President Bola Tinubu that Nigeria should intervene militarily in the Niger Republic.

The Nigerien military overthrew the democratically elected government in the country last week, and Tinubu had written to the Senate requesting that they pass a resolution to allow Nigeria to intervene to restore democracy.

Intelregion reported that the letter which was read during plenary on Friday by President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, said Nigeria, in compliance with the ECOWAS resolution, will undertake “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 reactivation 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.

Written by: Elizabeth David

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