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Niger Coup: Nigerian Islamic scholars meet Tinubu and seek a mediating role

Bazoum is still held in detention by the military high command in Niger.¬†President on the issue of Niger Republic.¬†We want to find a lasting solution,¬†we want peace and harmony to reign,¬†not only in Nigeria,¬†but in the sub-Saharan region and in globe as well.¬†“”The Ulama advised Mr.¬†President that we want peace and reconciliation.

“That‚Äôs why we are here and our able leader and President accepted the offer that he wants us to intervene and to talk to our brothers in Niger Republic,¬†the scholars also there on how we can come together and bring a lasting solution to this problem. ” That is why we are here and Insha Allah,¬†by the grace of Allah,¬†we‚Äôre optimistic that Allah will do it for us and we‚Äôll find a lasting solution to this issue.¬†“Other than that,¬†the President deplored coup d‚Äôetat in the Sahel region and as a democrat himself,¬†he said he would do everything to ensure that there is democracy,¬†justice,¬†freedom and peace in the subregion.¬†” We as the Ulama are also committed to peace and justice and the government will be enabling the Ulama to mediate as it is appropriate.

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“Meanwhile,¬†former Emir of Kano,¬†Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,¬†who was in Niamey,¬†capital of Niger Republic,¬†earlier in the day and met with the military officers,¬†returned home and headed straight for the State House,¬†Abuja to brief Tinubu.¬†” Asked by journalists how his visit to Niger went,¬†Sanusi simply said “fine”,¬†but declined to speak to the press after his meeting with the President.¬†The flurry of meetings at the State House with the President came ahead of a scheduled emergency meeting of heads of ECOWAS counties in Abuja the following day,¬†Thursday.¬†They followed other pleas and warnings by several prominent Nigerians and groups,¬†including the Senate,¬†which have called for dialogue,¬†instead of armed conflict to resolve the situation in Niger Republic.