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A delegation of religious leaders was received in Niamey by Ali Mahaman Lamine Sain

A delegation of religious leaders was received in Niamey by Ali Mahaman Lamine Sain

With our correspondent in Abuja, Lisa Fabian

More than ever, traditional leaders seem determined to play a role in mediation efforts with the Nigerian military junta. The influential clerics who traveled to Niamey on Saturday, August 12, are all from the Wahhabi movement in Nigeria.

It was the first to be welcomed by foreign delegations Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Sain, was appointed to the post on Monday by the ruling military in Niamey. These religious leaders later met General Abdurrahmane Diyani in person at the Presidential Palace.

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Appearing on Nigerian television, the ulama hailed the content of their exchanges, saying they would report to Nigeria’s president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. For his part, Ali Mahaman Lamin Zain said “ agreed » For lifting penalties” Inhumane and unacceptable »In order to allow return For a normal situation In Niger.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had received representatives of various streams of Islam in his country ahead of the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit in Abuja on Thursday. In particular, they expressed deep concern at the idea of ​​a conflict that could exacerbate ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria.

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