Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, former Kaduna State governor has warned the Economic Community of West African States—Ecowas against military action in Niger Republic.
The warning is coming after the regional bloc defence chiefs last week Thursday, announced readiness to send in a standby force that could possibly restore constitutional democracy in the former French colony after President Mohamed Bazoum was booted out of office by the coupists.
Mr El-rufai in a short statement posted on his official X handle while warning Ecowas against military intervention in Niger said, “As ECOWAS beats the drums of war, I recall the 1970s rock classic by Dire Straits – ‘Brothers in Arms’, because a war within our subregion is a war between brothers. Indeed, the people of Niger Republic are one and the same with those living in Northern Nigeria.
Let us bend therefore over backwards to avoid this civil war between brothers.”