Niger coup: Disabling electricity punishes the populace, not the junta. Shehu Sani –

Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central, has criticized the Nigerian government’s decision to cut off electricity to the Republic of Niger after the military coup that deposed President Bazoum.

Sani wrote in a tweet, “The Niger Republic’s hospitals, schools, homes, and offices are suffering as a result of the electricity cutoff.”

“This is not exerting pressure on the military junta; rather, it is punishing the populace of that country and creating resentment against our nation.”

“The actions taken by Nigeria and ECOWAS are increasing the pressure on Nigeriens to coalesce behind their military government. France, ECOWAS, and Nigeria are encouraging them to become independent.”