ECOWAS Resorts to 'Back-Channel Strategies' to Avoid Bloodshed in Niger
"I am deploying all appropriate back-channel strategies to avoid bloodshed in the Niger Republic. We recognize the wishes of our people; they do not want war, but that does not mean we can not take bold and decisive action," Tinubu emphasized during a meeting with Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Catherine Colonna in Nigeria's capital Abuja.
"Leadership is about responding to the needs of the people; their cries, and their frustrations. Nigeria shares a border with Niger across the expanse of seven Nigerian states, and most of these states are very populated. Therefore, I need to guide ECOWAS carefully and steadily so that we manage our anger carefully," the chairman of the bloc underlined.