Nigeria offers refuge to stubborn Gambian
Nigerian legislators voted Thursday to offer asylum to Gambia’s longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections.
Legislators confirmed the vote in favor of authorizing Nigeria’s leader to offer haven to President Yahya Jammeh.
The offer would “strengthen the hand” of President Muhammadu Buhari in negotiating with Jammeh, said Sani Zoro Mohammed, the legislator who sponsored the motion.
Jammeh took power in a coup in 1994 and is accused of gross rights violations.