Muslim clerics from Nigeria held a meeting with Abdourahmane Tchiani, leader of the military coup in Niger.

The clerics met with him on Saturday in Niamey, the country’s capital.

The visit was part of diplomatic efforts to restore democracy in the West African nation.

President Bola Tinubu met with the Sheik Dahiru Bauchi-led intervention group at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday evening.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had announced the deployment of a standby force as it seeks to return Niger to civilian rule.

See some photos from the meeting below.

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