An Islamic human rights organization, MURIC has told President Tinubu, through it’s Chairman of Kano State chapter, Hassan Indabawa, to desist from using the Nigerian military against Niger Republic.
President Tinubu made a request to the Senate earlier this week, to implement an ECOWAS resolution in Niger, which the Senate has rejected already.
Mr Hassan Indabawa reiterated the fact that, Niger and Northern Nigeria have unbreakable cultural afflictions; hence using the military would spell doom for both regions.
On Friday, MURIC General Secretary, Murtala Aliyu said, engaging in a dialogue to resolve the issue will be the reasonable thing to do, and we don’t need any distraction as we forge ahead to make things right in the country.
ECOWAS, whose chairman is Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has already issued a seven-day ultimatum to the military in Niger Republic to restore the ousted President.
The military intervention in Niger would affect the likes of Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno, because they are intertwined geographically.
In conclusion, section 5 sub section (4) (a) of the 1999 constitution (as amended) reads,
“(a) the President shall not declare a state of war between the Federation and another country except with the sanction of a resolution of both Houses of the National Assembly, sitting in a joint session”.