After meeting with Nigerian Islamic Scholars, including Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau from Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), General Abdourahmane Tchiani, the leader of the Niger coup, has agreed to engage in discussions with ECOWAS.
Niger Republic’s Prime Minister, Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine, conveyed that General Tchiani has granted approval for discussions with ECOWAS and expressed confidence that these talks will occur within the upcoming days.
“We have agreed and the leader of our country has given the green light for dialogue. They will now go back and inform the Nigerian President what they have heard from us…. We hope in the coming days, they (ECOWAS) will come here to meet us to discuss how the sanctions imposed against us will be lifted,” he said.