In Kano State, a group of protesters has taken to the streets to voice their opposition against the potential use of force to resolve the ongoing crisis in Niger following the coup.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had instructed the armed forces of its member nations to be prepared for action.
On Saturday, these demonstrators engaged in a protest to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed military intervention in Niger Republic. During their march, they chanted slogans such as “Nigeriens are our brothers, Nigeriens are also our family.”
“Niger is ours, we don’t want war, war against Niger is injustice, a plot by the Western forces.”
Their message revolved around their assertion that Niger is a shared entity, emphasizing their reluctance to support a military solution and highlighting their belief that a military intervention against Niger would be unjust and possibly driven by external influences.
The protesters prominently displayed both the Nigerian and Nigerien flags, in addition to holding up placards with messages opposing war.
Their chants and slogans revolved around rejecting the idea of conflict and emphasizing their perspective that Niger is a neighbor with whom they share common bonds.
This demonstration comes as a response to widespread calls, particularly from individuals in Northern Nigeria, who strongly believe in the kinship and shared connections between Niger and Nigeria, urging a peaceful resolution to the situation.