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BREAKING: Tinubu backs Nigerian Islamic leaders to negotiate with Niger military junta

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his full support to Islamic leaders on the platform of the council of Ulamas, to mediate in the Niger coup situation.

According to reports the president gave the approval on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, following the leaders’ visit to him at the presidential villa in Abuja.

This comes days after the Niger military junta aborted a meeting with representatives of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), and a top US diplomat.

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Recall that Nigerien authorities turned down a meeting request by ECOWAS and the US delegation based on ECOWAS sanction ordering member states to shut their border with Niger on Monday.

The military in a bloodless coup unseat President Muhammad Bazoum on July 26, 2023, claiming they could do a better job at protecting the nation from the violence. 


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