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Conflict: A list of Nigerian states that share a border with the Niger Republic

After presidential guards deposed Mohamed Bazoum in the Niger Republic, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is sanctioning the country.
The rebel soldiers proclaimed Abdrahmane Tchiani as the new president despite opposition from ECOWAS.
Seven northern Nigerian states share a 1,608-kilometer border with five crisis-stricken Niger Republic regions.

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Niamey, Republic of Niger Some Nigerian states border the Republic of Niger, and it is anticipated that they will bear the brunt of ECOWAS’s planned military action.

West African nations form the Economic Community of West African Nations (ECOWAS).

Which Nigerian provinces border Niger?

ECOWAS leaders have approved a plan for military intervention in Niger if coup leaders do not restore civilian rule by August 6 (Sunday). Already, some Nigerians view the proposed action as a conflict.

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Jaafar Jaafar, a Nigerian journalist from the state of Kano residing in the diaspora, identified the states that share a border with the neighboring Niger Republic. There are 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) in Nigeria.

FHSTS presents the 7 list of vulnerable states.

1) The city of Sokoto

The territory of Sokoto is located on the national border with the Republic of Niger in the extreme northwest of the United States. Sokoto is near the confluence of the Sokoto and Rima rivers. It has an estimated population of over 4,2 million as of 2005.

As the former capital of the Caliphate of Sokoto, the city is predominantly Muslim and an important Islamic learning center in Nigeria. Effectively, the Sultan who presides over the caliphate is the spiritual leader of Nigerian Muslims.

2) Kebi

Kebbi is a province in Nigeria’s northwest. The state is bordered on the east and north by the states of Sokoto and Zamfara, on the south by the state of Niger, and on the west by the national borders with the Benin Republic and Niger.

Kebbi is the tenth largest in terms of land area and the twenty-second most populous of Nigeria’s 36 states, with an estimated population of approximately 4.4 million as of 2016.

3) The Katsina

Katsina is a state in Nigeria’s northwestern geopolitical region. Katsina borders the states of Kaduna, Zamfara, Kano, and Jigawa. Both the state capital and the municipality of Daura, nicknamed “Home of Hospitality,” have been described as “ancient centers of Islamic culture and learning” in Nigeria.

4) Zanzibar

Zamfara is a state in Nigeria’s northwestern region. Gusau is the capital of Zamfara state, and Daud Lawal is the current governor.

Before 1996, the region was part of the province of Sokoto.

5) The Jigawa

Jigawa is a northwest province that was founded by General Ibrahim Babangida on August 27, 1991.

Jigawa State shares a border with the national boundary between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger.

6) Yobe

Yobe is a territory in the northeastern region of Nigeria. This predominantly agricultural territory was established on August 27, 1991. Borno state was separated to form Yobe state. Yobe State’s capital is Damaturu, while Potiskum is its largest and most populous community.

7) Borno

Borno state is a state in the northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria, bordered by Yobe to the west, Gombe to the southwest, and Adamawa to the south. Its eastern border forms part of the national border with Cameroon, its northern border forms part of the national border with Niger, and its northeastern border forms the entire national border with Chad, making it the only Nigerian state to border three foreign nations.

It derives its name from the historic emirate of Borno, with Maiduguri, the emirate’s former capital, functioning as the state capital of Borno.

Niger Republic severing ties with Nigeria; Specifics emerge

Earlier, Legit. ng reported that the Niger Republic junta severed ties with Nigeria after ECOWAS failed to resolve the ongoing impasse.

Only on Thursday, August 4, did the delegation commanded by General Abdulsalami Abubakar (ret.) meet with representatives of the junta.

ECOWAS delegation discusses potential military intervention in Niger also reported that a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led by Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, who spearheaded engagement with the leaders of Libya and Algeria regarding the Niger crisis, is optimistic that the talks will prevent a potential military intervention.

Kingibe was the Special Envoy to Lake Chad during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.




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