President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with a delegation of Nigerian Muslim leaders led by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The group of Islamic leaders recently offered to interface with the coup leaders in Niger Republic on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States, got the approval, and actually interacted with the junta’s head, General Abdourahamane Tchiani.
The Ulammas are meeting President Tinubu, who is the Chairman of the ECOWAS’ Authority of Heads of State and Government, at the Presidential Villa to brief him on the outcome of their visit to Niger over the political situation in the country.
It would be recalled that the ECOWAS had taken steps to show its disapproval of the military takeover of power in Niger by imposing a series of sanctions and an ultimatum, which the body threatened could lead to an armed response.
The Ulammas, who are opposed to war with the Nigerien military, as threatened by ECOWAS, said that apart from the dire consequences of armed conflict, they were enjoined by their religious faith and the Quran to seek mediation first in cases like this before resorting to war.