The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has cautioned President Bola Tinubu against attacking Niger Republic.
El-Zakzaky alleged that France and the United States, US, are trying to use Nigeria to attack the Niger Republic.
He said Tinubu should understand that Nigeria and Niger Republic are one going by history, noting that such a move was shocking.
He stressed that Tinubu should reconsider the planned attack on the Niger Republic.
In a statement he signed, El-Zakzaky traced the historical unity between Nigeria and Niger.
According to him: “All of a sudden, France and the US want to use Nigeria to attack Niger.
“This is very shocking given the fact that Nigeria and Niger are one people.
“It was the territories of such empires that were carved out to create Niger and Nigeria.”
On Tuesday, Niger’s junta turned down the latest diplomatic mission from African countries.