After the recent military coup in the Republic of Niger, former President Muhammmadu Buhari voiced his worry for President Mohammed Bazoum and his family.
According to Daily Post, he stated this on Friday through his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu.
Buhari stated that he hopes that the “unwanted situation” would be reversed and the safety and wellbeing of President Bazoum and his family were ensured.
He found it encouraging that ECOWAS, under by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was getting to work on the problem right away.
He said: “As to be expected, I, just like millions of other Nigerians, am shocked by the latest turn of events in Niger Republic, our neighbor to the North.
“Concerns have been raised about the fate of democracy as a system of government in the country and in the wider subregion, and equally so, about the safety of President Mohammed Bazoum and his family.
“I and my family are as much concerned about these as is everyone else. It is heartening to note that the ECOWAS, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is already dealing effectively with the matter and our hope and prayers are that the unwanted situation will be completely reversed and the safety and wellbeing of President Bazoum and his family are ensured,” the former President said.