- General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has briefed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu about the outcome of his meeting with the military junta in the Niger Republic
- Nigeria's former military Head of State said nobody wants to go to war and hopes diplomacy resolves the crisis in the Niger Republic
- Abdulsalami said the coup plotters made their points during the meeting which he has conveyed to the ECOWAS chairperson.
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Abdulsalami, who led a delegation to the Niger Republic on Saturday, August 19, said discussions with the coup plotters have been faithful and diplomatic interventions to restore constitutional order will succeed, TheCable reported.
He stated this after meeting with President Bola Tinubu, chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday, August 22.
“I must say that our visit to Niger has been very fruitful and that it has opened an avenue to start talking and hopefully we’ll get somewhere.”
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Niger military junta made their points
Speaking about the meeting, Abdulsalami said the military junta made their points which he has conveyed to the ECOWAS chairperson.
Niger coup: Nobody wants war
He said nobody wants to go to war and hopes that diplomacy won't fail in resolving the crisis in Niger Republic
“He will now consult with his colleagues and then the ding-d*ng starts and we’ll get somewhere hopefully,” he added.
“Hopefully, diplomacy will see the better of this. Nobody wants to go to war, it doesn’t pay anybody, but then again, our leaders have said if all fails and I don’t think all will fail, we’ll get somewhere we’ll get out of this mess.”
Abdulsalami breaks silence after meeting Niger coup leader
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), Nigeria's former military head of state, has disclosed what transpired between him and Mohamed Bazoum, the ousted president of the Niger Republic, on Saturday, August 19.
The former military leader led the high-powered delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the troubled neighbouring country for a peace talk,
Abdulsalami delegation fails to meet Niger coup leader
Nigeria's former military Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has led a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the Niger Republic.
Legit.ng learns that the move aligned with a last-ditch diplomatic effort to reach a peaceful solution with Niger Junta.