June 10, 2024

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Atiku Warns Nigeria about Niger

Former VP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has advised Nigeria to be cautious in its approach to the house emerging confusion in military action against Niger Republic coupist.

“Nigeria and Niger Republic share long historical border of more than one thousand five hundred kilometres with families, communities sharing common facilities including farmlands, markets , cultural bonds and languages for many centuries predating the trans-Saharan trade and colonial times.”

“The measures being contemplated should have taken into consideration the historical antecedents and mutual interests of the two countries and weighed the consequences of the use of military force.”

Meanwhile the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has also advised caution in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ambition to lead a military intervention in Niger.

The ACF said; “While the ACF recognises the ECOWAS position to bring pressure to bear on the perpetrators, but nevertheless the military option shouldn’t be a prerequisite for Nigeria’s and the Community’s continuing efforts to enthrone democracy in the region in the 21st century.