[BREAKING] Coup: Tinubu asks National Assembly to sanction military action in Niger Republic

President Bola Tinubu has sought the approval of the Nigerian Senate for military invasion of Niger Republic to dislodge the coupists in the country.

He also asked the upper legislative chamber to ratify the sanctions against the military officers who have seized power in the West Africa country.

Tinubu’s requests are contained in letter to sent to the Senate.

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, read the letter on the floor of the Upper Chamber on Friday.

The letter read, “Following the unfortunate political situation in the Niger Republic culminating in the overthrow of its President, ECOWAS under my leadership condemned the coup in its entirety and resolved to seek the return of the democratically elected govt. in a bid to restore peace, ECOWAS convened a meeting and came out with a communique.

“Closure and monitoring of all land borders with the Niger Republic and reactivating of the border drilling exercise.

”Cutting off Electricity supply to the Niger Republic

”Mobilizing international support for the implementation of the provisions of the ECOWAS communique

“Preventing the operation of commercial and special flights into and from Niger Republic

“Blockade of goods in transit to Niger especially from Lagos and eastern seaports

“Embarking on sensitization of Nigerians and Nigerians on the imperative of these actions, particularly via social media

“Military build-up and deployment of personnel for military intervention to enforce compliance of the military junta in Niger should they remain recalcitrant”

Recall that a military junta seized power in the West Africa nation last Thursday after a bloodless coup that ousted democratically elected president, Mohammed Bazoum.

In an emergency meeting on Sunday in Abuja, ECOWAS leaders orders the coupists to reinstate Bazoum as president within seven days or face military action.

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