Coup: Review your military threat, sanctions against Niger ‐ Fulani group tells ECOWAS

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By Seun Opejobi

A group, Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria, (KACRAN), has urged the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, to holistically review its military threat and economic sanction against Niger Republic.

A statement issued on Friday, signed by the Association’s National President, Hon. Khalil Mohd Bello indicated that KACRAN is not in support of any economic sanction against Niger Republic.

It claimed the sanction would be more harmful and disastrous to the poor masses of Niger, Nigeria and her other neighbours than on the culprits and their surrogates.

“We are against any military intervention by ECOWAS or European countries for the reason that the said act would create more insecurity in Niger, Nigeria and other countries as this will lead to unnecessary fight between the intervention troops and the Niger Republic army and the civilians who would be deluded by the military under the cover of nationalism to join the fight as volunteers,” he said.

He added that the use of military in Niger Republic would also directly affect pastoral occupation in the entire Sahel region as herders cannot freely move in search of animal feeds and water points.

“The action would seriously lead to widespread terrorism as well as proliferation of small and light weapons in the fragile sub saharan countries,” Bello warned.

KACRAN appealed to the West African countries to review their military threat against Niger Republic and engage in a dialogue to resolve the political and military problems.

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