Some residents of Kano state have staged a protest against the proposed use of force by ECOWAS to resolve the crisis in Niger, after a meeting on August 10 where ECOWAS leaders directed military forces to be on standby.
Protesters carried placards and chanted slogans during the demonstration, calling for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis.
Some protesters in Kano state have said that Nigeriens are their brothers and sisters, and that war against Niger would be an injustice, potentially instigated by Western forces.
Protesters carried the flags of Nigeria and Niger, chanting songs in opposition to war.
Some people have argued that if war were to break out, people living in northern Nigeria would be greatly impacted, due to their proximity to Niger.