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Anti-ECOWAS’ planned military action in Niger Republic protest rocks Kano

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Hundreds of angry protesters have taken to the streets in Kano State to register their opposition to the imminent use of force to resolve the Niger Republic crisis.

Persecondnews had reported that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had directed military forces of the member-states to be on standby for deployment to the beleaguered Niger Republic.

The protesters on Saturday embarked on the demonstration to show their displeasure at the planned military invasion of Niger Republic even as they chanted anti-ECOWAS slogans.

The protesters, who marched through the streets, chanting “Nigeriens are our brothers, Nigeriens are also our family.
“Niger is ours, we don’t want war, war against Niger is injustice, a plot by the western forces.”

The protesters displayed Nigeria and Niger’s flags alongside placards, warning President Bola Tinubu against deploying troops to Niger Republic to restore constitutional order.

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and some Northern leaders had condemned Tinubu and ECOWAS threat to intervene in the Nigeriens crisis, describing them as neighbours with whom they share things in common.

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