Nigerien citizens residing in Kano State took to the streets to voice their opposition against the recent coup in their homeland.
The protestors expressed their endorsement of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) sanctions placed upon their country.
While denouncing the military coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum’s democratically elected government, the demonstrators cautioned against any form of armed intervention within their nation.
During a peaceful protest led by Lawalli Mamman Barma, the group’s chairman, the protestors urged the leaders of the coup to unconditionally release President Mohamed Bazoum, along with his family and all others who were reportedly abducted during the military intervention on July 16, 2023.
Barma conveyed, “We insist on the immediate release of the President of Niger Republic, as well as his family and all other individuals who have been abducted.”
Alongside their call for the reinstatement of democratic governance in Niger Republic, the chairman appealed to ECOWAS to reconsider its stance on deploying military forces within the country.
He emphasized that dialogue holds greater potential for conflict resolution than resorting to military confrontation.