Muhammadu Sanusi, the 14th Emir of Kano, a northeastern state of Nigeria has met with the coup leaders in Niger.
Sanusi’s meeting with the military officers, came a day after the mutineers refused to welcome a joint delegation from ECOWAS, AU, UN, and other international partners citing security concerns.
The former governor of the central bank of Nigeria CBN was accompanied on the mission by the Sultan of Damagaran, the third largest city in the Sahelian country.
The Economist disclosed Wednesday that he went to open the door to negotiation with the coup leaders.
A source in Nigeria revealed that Muhammadu Sanusi had embarked on the journey in his personal capacity but with the knowledge of President Bola Tinubu following his concerns about the impasse and the likely consequences it is already having on the Nigeria – Niger relations and the citizens of the two countries.