Northern Elders Forum has called on President Bola Tinubu to lift economic sanctions imposed on neighbouring Niger Republic.

Convener of Forum, Ango Abdullahi, expressed concern on the use of force to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic, suggesting that it was unlikely to yield positive results while appealing to President Tinubu and citizens of both Nigeria and Niger Republic to preserve their long-standing relationship.

He emphasized that the removal of sanctions would facilitate negotiations, and urged for diplomacy to prevail, adding that Nigeria should remove all sanctions and other measures intended to force the government and people of Niger into acquiescence.

This is coming a few days after the  Economic Community of West African States had taken a decision to deploy standby military troops to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic.

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