President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s planned military action in Niger has been met with warning from the Muslim human rights advocacy organisation Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
This was announced on Saturday by Hassan Indabawa, the Chairman of MURIC’s Kano State branch.
After Tinubu asked the Senate to enforce an ECOWAS resolution in Niger, MURIC has responded.
They said that using military force to solve the problem in Niger is unacceptable.
MURIC claims that the military would be disastrous for the countries of Niger and Northern Nigeria due to insurmountable cultural barriers.
Given the existing and historical relationship between Niger and Nigeria, two brotherly neighbours in West Africa, military intervention should never be an option in solving the problem of change of government in the Niger Republic. The two countries have close ties due to their shared border and historical and cultural connections.
According to EBANTAL the Niger junta severed ties with Nigeria after diplomatic talks sponsored by ECOWAS broke down.
Godswill Akpabio, president of the Senate, read Tinubu’s appeal for military involvement in Niger to the full chamber last Friday.
However, Nigerians’ responses to the plea were divided.
Niger’s democratically elected government under President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown on July 26 by a military coup.
Thus, ECOWAS, France, and the United States all demanded a democratic restoration in the area.