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Niger Coup: Military Intervention Dangerous – Obaze

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Veteran diplomat, Ambassador Oseloka Obaze, has warned against the use of military of force in dealing with the military junta in Niger.

In tweet on Friday, Obaze, the Campaign Manager of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign in the February 25, 2023, election, called on the National Assembly to rigorously debate on the matter before taking any decision.

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“NASS must rigorously debate the request to deploy Nigerian military into Niger Republic, either unilaterally or multilaterally. Military intervention based on political expediency is at best futile and at worst dangerous,” Obaze stated.

Earlier, the retired diplomat advised via a tweet that Nigeria should think thoroughly before taking any action that it might regret later.

“Those of us on active duty when Nigeria and others made a foray into Liberia on a rescue mission hardly contemplated the financial, material and human costs. Lessons learned from Liberia remain instructive. Engaging in an unscripted conflict is sheer folly,” he stated.

Tinubu’s decision to adopt military force approach in the crisis in Niger has continued to generate reactions.


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