Yesterday, military commanders in Niger Republic extended President Tinubu’s visit to Nigeria by prohibiting his plane from flying in their airspace.
The plane carrying Tinubu, who had just returned from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), had entered their airspace and had to be ‘pursued’ out of it or risk being shot down.
This disclosure was made by David Hundeyin, a well-known investigative journalist who supplied evidence to back up his accusations.
According to Hundeyin, Tinubu was stranded in Algeria due to Niger’s junta’s reluctance to allow his plane to fly.
”My aviation source tells me that the reason NAF 001 with Bola Tinubu onboard spent so many hours in Algeria where it appeared to be stuck is that Niger refused permission for Tinubu to fly through Nigèrien airspace and threatened to shoot his plane out of the sky if he dared.
NAF 001 subsequently had to stop in Algeria to plot a new flight route to Abuja. They tried to cut through the southwestern tip of Niger, but they have just been forced to leave Nigèrien airspace! They’ve just entered Burkina Faso! Drama in West Africa’s skies!”
”The aircraft’s current course remains unclear after suddenly abandoning its southeasterly course to Abuja and bailing out of Nigèrien airspace. Aircraft appears to be heading for Ghanaian airspace. Aircraft still at 40,000 feet at cruising speed and shows no sign of descending.”
”NAF 001 has now turned southeast and is heading toward Abuja via Togo and Benin immediately after getting into Ghanaian airspace! Nigeria’s president has officially been chased out of unfriendly neighbouring skies like a rat! Amazing scenes!”
”NAF 001 is back in Nigerian airspace and is on final approach to Abuja with Nigeria’s president onboard after being chased out of that great big swathe of Nigèrien airspace and made to cut through Ghana, Togo and Benin like a fugitive. Scenes, Jeff!”