Former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi meets Niger Republic coup leaders

Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi, 14th Emir of Kano, has met with the coup leaders in Niger.

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) met the military leadership after the junta aborted a meeting with representatives of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and a top US diplomat.

Nigerien authorities turned down a meeting request by ECOWAS and the US delegation based on ECOWAS sanction ordering member states to shut their border with Niger on Monday.

But on Wednesday, footage of Sanusi, whose Tijjaniya sect has a large following in Niger, went into circulation.

Sanusi is the Khalifa of the sect in West Africa. It is not clear what his mission to the neighbouring country entails.

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