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Northern activists and NNPP caution Federal Government against military pact with US and France

Written by on May 6, 2024

Some northern activists and the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, are cautioning the Federal Government against signing any military pact with the US and France to pave the way for relocation of their military bases to the country.

The northern leaders have written to President Bola Tinubu and the National Assembly on why the federal government should not allow the relocation of the military from the Sahel to Nigeria.

Those who signed the letter include Abubakar Mohammed of the Centre for Democratic Development, Research and Training, CEDDERT, Zaria; Kabiru Sulaiman Chafe of Arewa Research and Development Project, ARDP, Kaduna; Attahiru Jega of Bayero University, Kano; and Jibrin Ibrahim of Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, Abuja among others.

They say it was common knowledge that the American and French governments had been desperately lobbying the governments of Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Ghana to agree to sign new defense pacts that would enable them redeploy their soldiers expelled from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger.

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