President Bola Tinubu has requested clearance from the Nigerian Senate for military action and other sanctions against the military commanders who have seized power in Niger Republic.
Godswill Akpabio, President of the Senate, read the letter on the Senate floor on Friday.
“Political situation in Niger,” the letter stated.
“Following the unfortunate political situation in Niger Republic, which culminated in the overthrow of its President, ECOWAS, led by me, condemned the coup in its entirety and resolved to seek the return of the democratically elected government.” In order to restore peace, ECOWAS called a meeting and issued a communique.
“Closure and monitoring of all land borders with Niger Republic, as well as resumption of border drilling exercises.”
“The Niger Republic’s electricity supply has been cut off.”
“Securing international support for the implementation of the ECOWAS communique’s provisions”
“Preventing commercial and special flights into and out of Niger Republic”
“Blockade of goods en route to Niger, particularly from Lagos and the eastern seaports”
“Beginning to educate Nigerians and Nigerians about the importance of these actions, particularly through social media.”
“Military buildup and deployment of personnel for military intervention to compel the military junta in Niger to comply if they remain obstinate”
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