The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, has officially notified the National Assembly regarding ECOWAS’ planned military intervention and additional penalties aimed at addressing the coup situation in Niger Republic.
Tinubu said this in the official letter directed to the Senate and read during a plenary session by the Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
The letter highlighted the plans rolled out by the ECOWAS to address the situation in Niger.
Part of the letter read, “following the unfortunate political situation in Niger Republic culminating in the overthrow of its President, ECOWAS under my leadership condemned the coup in its entirety and resolved to seek the return of the democratically elected govt. In a bid to restore peace, ECOWAS convened a meeting and came out with a communique.
“Closure and monitoring of all land borders with Niger Republic and reactivating of the border drilling exercise.
“Cutting off Electricity supply to Niger Republic. Mobilizing international support for the implementation of the provisions of the ECOWAS communique. Preventing the operation of commercial and special flights into and from Niger Republic
“Blockade of goods in transit to Niger especially from Lagos and eastern seaports Embarking on sensitization of Nigerians and Nigerians on the imperative of these actions particularly via social media. Military build up and deployment of personnel for military intervention to enforce compliance of the military junta in Niger should they remain recalcitrant.”
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