NGO, Yoruba group condemn planned invasion of Niger Republic
.Say decision plot to derail Nigeria’s democracy
The Supreme Council of the Yoruba Self-Determination Movement (YSDM), which comprises the six states of South-West, Yoruba in Kwara, Kogi and Delta states, among others, yesterday, kicked against the plan by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) or any other country to declare war against Niger Republic.
In a communique after its meeting at the weekend and signed by Chairman of the movement, Prof. Banji Akintoye, the collaborative body of Yoruba self-determination groups or organizations, said Yoruba nation totally rejects any intention or plan by Nigeria, any West African state or any combination of West African states, to wage war against Niger Republic.
The communique reads in part: “We acknowledge from all that have been manifesting on the news media since the military coup in Niger Republic that the overwhelming majority of the people of Niger Republic are massively and fervently in support of the change of government in their country, and we strongly urge that their wish be respected.
“We Yoruba nation strongly urge President Bola Tinubu to cancel any intention or plan for any invasion of Niger Republic.”
Also, a non-governmental organisation, Face of Waziri-Nigeria (FOWN), has alleged that Tinubu may be planning war against the junta in Niger Republic for America and France to accord his government international legitimacy.
FOWN, in a statement, yesterday, by its Director-General, Bukky Adeniyi, said America’s prospect for Uranium in Niger Republic and the need to protect a subsisting drone that has gulped well over $100 million built therein is the cost required to legitimize Tinubu’s government.
According to the group, Nigerians need to be wary of Tinubu, owing to his disposition for war with Niger, which they alleged, was at the behest of foreign powers.
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