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Coup: Lawyer cautions Tinubu against ‘senseless war’ in Niger


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Jibrin Samuel Okutepa has cautioned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu against sending Nigerian military to resolve the crisis in the Republic of Niger.

On Friday, Tinubu sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate, seeking approval for military action and other sanctions against the military officers who have seized power in Niger.

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, read the letter on the floor of the Upper Chamber.

However, Okutepa, in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Saturday morning, hoped the National Assembly would not approve Tinubu’s request to send the Nigerian military to Niger to fight a ‘senseless war’ of restoring democratic government in that country.

He tweeted, “I just hope the National Assembly will not approve the request to send our military to Niger Republic to fight a senseless war of restoring democratic government in that country.

“Nigerians need our security agencies including armed forces to restore peace and security in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, the Niger military junta had disconnected diplomatic ties with Nigeria after the ECOWAS envoy sent to the country to broker peace failed to achieve a result.

Just last month, a military junta toppled Niger’s democratically elected President, Mohamed Bazoum.

Tension has continued to mount in the West African region.

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