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Senate Denies Tinubu’s Request for Military Intervention in Niger

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Senate Denies Tinubu's Request for Military Intervention in Niger

President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria requested military intervention in the Niger Republic following the military overthrow of the democratically elected government.

However, the Nigerian Senate has rejected this request during an executive session.

Instead, the Senate has decided to focus on diplomatic and economic measures to pressure the junta to step down and restore democracy.

The senators emphasized the importance of maintaining the harmonious relationship between Nigeria and Niger and expressed concerns about Nigeria’s ill-equipped military and the ongoing security challenges within the country, such as Boko Haram, banditry, and the ESN/IPOB issues.

They suggested intensifying negotiations and sending a high-powered delegation, including elder statesmen like Obasanjo, Gen Ali Gusau, and Abdulsalam Abubakar, as special envoys to seek a diplomatic solution.

The Senate approved a resolution denouncing the coup and appreciating the efforts of ECOWAS leaders in reinstating constitutional governance in Niger, but military action was excluded as a viable course of action.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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