Nigeria cut off the power supply to Niger… Former military Head of State Abubakar, Sultan to mediate

President Bola Tinubu has ordered the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), to cut power supply to neighbouring Niger Republic as part of the ECOWAS economic sanctions on the junta

Military ousted the democratic government of President Mohamed Bazoum on Sunday.

A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report by quoted sources close to the development to have confirmed it.

Mainstream Energy, the company that supplies power to Niger, stopped supplying electricity to the country on Tuesday, according to the report.

President Tinubu reportedly issued the directive last night.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media, Ajuri Ngalale, had yet to respond to inquiries on the issue as of the time of publication of this report.

Another report said former Nigerian military leader, General Abdusalami Abubakar and Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Mohammed Abubakar III, are scheduled to mediate in the Niger leadership crisis.

Both leaders will arrive in Niamey for diplomatic talks with military leaders who overthrew former President Bazoum of Niger, according to a Twitter user, Idris4Peace who tweeted at @Edrees4P on Wednesday at 9.56 am.

Although, he did not cite the authorities that gave dispatched to them for the assignment, while one folloer Abdullahi Abdulhamid responded by saying “that is what we expect”, ABBAH @abbah_1 said “wrong choice. Jonathan, PMB will be the best.”

Recall that the junta in Niger had last week overthrown President Bazoum and held him hostage in the Presidential Palace in Niamey.

Regional and continental bodies have piled pressures on the junta, asking them to restore democratic order. But the junta has refused to budge.