Some residents of Kano have kicked against the proposed use of force by the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to resolve the Niger coup crisis.

ECOWAS on Thursday directed military forces of the member States to be on standby for restoration of democratic rule in the neighbouring West African nation. 

But the protesters balked at the idea during the protest. 

They chanted :  “Nigeriens are our brothers, Nigeriens are also our family. Niger is ours, we don’t want war, war against Niger is injustice, a plot by the western forces,” during a procession in the ancient city of Kano. 

They displayed Nigeria and Niger’s flags, chanting anti-war songs. 

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