After meeting with Nigerian Islamic scholars led by Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, the national leader of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), in Niger Republic, coup leader General Abdourahmane Tchiani has agreed to speak with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
General Tchiani authorized negotiations with ECOWAS, and according to Prime Minister of the Niger Republic Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine, he was hopeful that they could take place soon.
“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.