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Coup: Tinubu meets governors sharing boundary with Niger

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Sunday met with governors of States that share boundaries with Niger Republic.

The meeting which was held at the State House, Abuja, was part of consultations by the President on the situation in Niger.

Among governors in attendance were Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), Mai Malam Buni (Yobe), Idris Nasir (Kebbi) and Dr Dikko Radda (Katsina).

Recall that President Tinubu in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the military junta in Niger Republic to return power back to Mohammed Bazoum.

Beyond the ultimatum, Tinubu in a meeting which held in Abuja last weekend also announced a number of sanctions which have seen borders linking Niger blocked, while power and flight activities have been halted indefinitely.

Tinubu had written the leadership of the National Assembly to approve the deployment of military personnel to the troubled Niger but rather got advice to tread carefully in the present circumstances.

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