Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an advocacy group for Muslim human rights, has issued a warning about President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s intended military intervention in Niger.
Hassan Indabawa, the Chairman of MURIC’s Kano State chapter, announced this in a statement on Saturday.
Tinubu’s request to the Senate to implement an ECOWAS resolution in Niger prompted MURIC’s response.
The group declared that conflict is not an option for resolving the crisis in Niger.
According to MURIC, Niger and Northern Nigeria are bound by insurmountable cultural ties; therefore, the military would signal doom for both nations.
Due to the current and historical relationship between Niger and Nigeria, two fraternal neighbors in West Africa, military action should never be a solution to the problem of a change of government in the Niger Republic. The relationship between the two nations is founded on their long shared border and their shared cultural and historical interactions.”
The DAILY POST recalls that the Niger junta severed ties with Nigeria following the failure of diplomatic talks conducted by ECOWAS.
Last Friday, the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, read Tinubu’s request for a military intervention in Niger to the full Senate.
However, Nigerians had varied reactions to the request.
On July 26, a military junta supplanted President Mohamed Bazoum’s democratically elected government.
Consequently, ECOWAS, France, and the United States urged for the region’s return to democracy.