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Niger: Don’t approve Tinubu’s request for war, Shehu Sani warns Senate

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Niger: Don’t approve Tinubu’s request for war, Shehu Sani warns Senate

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Senator Shehu Sani has warned the Senate against approving President Bola Tinubu’s request for approval of military action against the Niger Republic.

Sani in a post via his X social media platform on Friday, also warned Tinubu not to allow himself to be misled by foreign powers.

The President had sent a letter to the Senate seeking approval for military action and other sanctions against the military junta in Niger.

But Sani warned that senators should weigh the implications and consequences of their decisions, especially the lawmakers representing states that have borders with Niger.

The former National Assembly member wrote, “The Nigerian Senate should NOT approve any military action against Niger Republic. This country should not be plunged into war and eventually stuck in war in the Sahel.

“President Tinubu shouldn’t allow himself to be misled by foreign powers. Saudi in Yemen, America in Afghanistan, and now Russia in Ukraine should teach us a lesson that war doesn’t end in days, weeks, or months.

“Senators should weigh the implications and consequences of their decisions, especially those senators representing states along the Niger border. Weaponising electricity supplies to Niger is also condemnable.

“President Tinubu should continue to explore diplomatic channels and save the lives of those who will be sacrificed. That’s my view.”