Coup: Tinubu meets governors sharing boundary with Niger
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu met on Sunday with governors of States that share boundaries with the Niger Republic.
The meeting, which was held at the State House, Abuja, was part of consultations by the President on the situation in Niger.
Among the governors in attendance were Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), Mai Malam Buni (Yobe), Idris Nasir (Kebbi), and Dr. Dikko Radda (Katsina).
Recall that President Tinubu, in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the military junta in the Niger Republic to return power to Mohammed Bazoum.
Beyond the ultimatum, Tinubu, in a meeting held in Abuja last weekend, also announced a number of sanctions that have seen borders linking Niger blocked and power and flight activities halted indefinitely.
Tinubu had written to 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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