Bashir, the son of Nasir El-Rufai, a former governor of Kaduna State, asserted that the Nigerian military could seize Niamey, the country’s capital, in 13 hours.continue Reading.
El-Rufai cited a video provided by a Twitter user applauding the army of the Niger Republic in saying that while he doesn’t pray for war, he hopes the Nigerian military will prove their power and capture Niger in less than 13 hours.
“Look at the soldiers Tinubu wants to go fight with Nigerian soldiers,” writes @chimaobi_nteoma on Twitter.
El-Rufai responded by stating, “God forbid war, but it is only because of idiotic videos like this that I hope the Nigerian Military demonstrate their might in Niger and capture Niamey in 13 hours.”
Bendelnews claims that the military government in the Niger Republic severed links with Nigeria because the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, failed to secure the return of Mohamed Bazoum, the nation’s previous president.
So, in a letter to the Senate, Nigeria’s president and the head of the Economic Community of West African States, Bola Tinubu, requested backing for military action against the military junta in the Niger Republic.