Coup: Tinubu Reveals Strategies He’s Using To Avoid Bloodshed In Niger

Coup: Tinubu Reveals Strategies He’s Using To Avoid Bloodshed In Niger

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed the strategies he is deploying to avoid crisis in Niger Republic
  • Tinubu said he deploying back-channel strategies to avoid bloodshed in the landlocked neighbouring country
  • He added that Nigeria is monitoring the situation and exploring diplomatic channels to resolve the issue

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State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed how he guided the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders to manage their anger towards the coup in Niger Republic.

Tinubu said he deploying back-channel strategies to avoid bloodshed in the landlocked neighbouring country.

Tinubu reveals strategies to avoid bloodshed in Niger Republic
Tinubu says he's deploying back-channel strategies to avoid bloodshed in Niger Republic Photo Credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

He stated this when he hosted the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, November 3.

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Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity disclosed this in a statement published on the State House website

Tinubu disclosed that the country is monitoring the situation in the Niger Republic, and exploring diplomatic channels.

He said:

”We have a colleague and a democratically-elected leader, President Bazoum, being used as a human shield. If we are not careful, he and his family can be endangered.
”I am deploying all appropriate back-channel strategies to avoid bloodshed in Niger Republic. We recognize the wishes of our people; they do not want war, but that does not mean we cannot take bold and decisive action.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ECOWAS Chairman hinted at supporting a nine-month transition period in the Niger Republic following the unprecedented coup that deposed President Mohammed Bazoum.

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Tinubu stated this during his meeting with the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).

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The military junta in the Niger Republic reportedly opened for dialogue with the ECOWAS.

The development was the first that the coup leaders would signal a talk with the regional bloc.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Sheik Bala Lau, the leader of the Islamic scholars from Nigeria who had visited the Niger Republic under the authority of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and was shared by Dada Olusegun, the special adviser to the president on social media.

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Tinubu on Saturday, August 26, said war is not ideal for his administration’s economic reforms in Nigeria and the West African region.

He, however, said, "the defence of democracy is sacrosanct.”

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He said this when he received the U.S. Presidential Envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Molly Phee, at the Aso Villa, Abuja.

Source: Legit.ng

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