- Reno Omokri said ECOWAS and President Bola Tinubu should treat General Tchiani and other soldiers like common criminals
- The former presidential aide stated this after General Tchiani threatened to kill ousted President Mohamed Bazoum should ECOWAS intervenes with military action in the Niger Republic
- Omokri said ECOWAS and President Tinubu should respond to the threat with strong warnings as it calls for decisiveness, not niceness
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Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan, has told the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and President Bola Tinubu, what to do should General Abdourahmane Tchiani carry out his threat to kill President Mohamed Bazoum.
He urged ECOWAS and President Tinubu to respond to the threat with a strong warning.
Niger Junta Tchiani and other soldiers should be hung in the neck until dead
Omokri said General Tchiani had threatened to kill Bazoum should ECOWAS intervene with military action to restore constitutional order in the Niger Republic.
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In a post on his verified Twitter handle @renoomokri, he said ECOWAS should treat Tchiani and any soldiers found culpable in such an act.
“On the threat by General Tchiani to kill President Mohamed Bazoum if ECOWAS intervenes militarily to restore constitutional order in Niger, I urge President Tinubu and ECOWAS to respond strongly with a warning that if General Tchiani carries out his threat, he will be treated as a common criminal when ECOWAS restores order. He and any soldiers found culpable in such an act will be tried by the ECOWAS court, and if guilty, they will be hung in the neck until dead, in keeping with international law, of which the ECOWAS is a subscriber. This threat calls for decisiveness, not niceness!”
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This was disclosed in a resolution on the Niger coup at the ECOWAS Extraordinary meeting in Abuja on Thursday, August 10.
The resolution was read by the President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu Touray.
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