Some protesters have stormed major streets of Kano, Northwest region to kick against the proposed military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States under the leadership of the country’s president, Bola Tinubu to resolve the ongoing political crisis in Niger Republic.
SaharaReporters on Friday reported that the African Union Commission had also declared support for the decisions made by ECOWAS in its quest to restore a democratic government in the Republic of Niger following the ousting of President Mohamed Bazoum by soldiers.
The AU Commission’s statement came after leaders in the West African regional bloc held a summit in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to discuss the fallout of the recent coup in Niger.
However, Kano residents on Saturday embarked on the demonstration to show their displeasure at the planned military invasion of the Niger Republic, Daily Trust reports.
The demonstrators said that Nigerians and Nigeriens are brothers and that the Nigerian government should not allow Western forces to push them to fight against its neighbors.
According to Daily Trust, while moving in a procession, they chanted: ‘Nigeriens are our brothers, Nigeriens are also our family,’ and ‘Niger is ours, we don’t want war, the war against Niger is injustice, a plot by the western forces.’
They displayed Nigerian and Niger flags and banners while chanting anti-war slogans.