Wife of Niger coup leader is a Nigerian from Kebbi state’ – Fani-Kayode

A former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned against the call for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to go to war with coup leaders in Niger.

Fani-Kayode in a post on his Twitter account on Saturday noted that Nigeria and Niger over the years has a relationship.

He urged ECOWAS to intervene in the Niger Republic without using Nigerian troops if it eventually decides to invade the country.


The former minister while acknowledging the relationship between Nigeria and Niger, claimed that the wife of the head of the military junta in Niger, Gen Abdourahman Tiani is a Nigerian.

According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Tiani’s wife is from Kebbi State.

He added that the Emir of Dossi in Niger owes allegiance and pays homage to the Emir of Argungu in Nigeria.

Fani-Kayode in the post on Twitter wrote, “The wife of Gen. Abdourahman Tiani, the head of the military junta in Niger, is actually a Nigerian from Kangiwa in Kebbi state whilst his Emir, the Emir of Dosso in Niger, owes allegiance & pays homage to the Emir of Argungu in Nigeria!

“That is how connected our two countries are.

“The truth is that there is hardly any family in the core north that does not have relatives from & in Niger.”


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