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El-Rufai warns against ECOWAS military intervention in Niger


Former governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai has warned the Economic Community of West African States against her proposed military intervention in Niger.

The African body had, on Thursday, vowed to deploy standby forces to repel the military junta that had overthrown the democratically-elected president.

iWitness has reported that military men successfully staged a coup and ousted President Muhammad Bazoum’s government in Niger on the 26th of July, 2023.

The former governor sounded a warning on his X platform(formerly Twitter)


“As ECOWAS beats the drums of war, I recall the 1970s rock classic by Dire Straits – ‘Brothers in Arms’, because a war within our subregion is a war between brothers.

“Indeed, the people of Niger Republic are one and the same with those living in Northern Nigeria. Let us bend therefore over backwards to avoid this civil war between brothers



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