Niger Coup: Military junta bow to pressure, agreed to dialogue with ECOWAS
Report reaching our desk indicated that the Niger Republic coup leader, General Abdourahmane Tchiani, has bowed to pressure and agreed to dialogue with ECOWAS after meeting with Nigerian Islamic Scholars led by the national leader of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau in Niger Republic.
Global Times Nigeria Investigation revealed that Niger Republic’s Prime Minister, Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine who spoke on behalf of General Tchiani said they have agreed to push for negotiation with ECOWAS.
Global Times Nigeria also reports that the two leaders was very optimistic about talks with ECOWAS, saying it would take place in the next few days.
“We have agreed and the leader of our country has given the green light for dialogue. They will now go back and inform the Nigerian President what they have heard from us”.
“We hope in the coming days, they (ECOWAS) will come here to meet us to discuss how the sanctions imposed against us will be lifted,’’ he said