Almost 24-hours ago, military officers took charge of Mali after detaining President Ibrahim Boubacar Kaita at gunpoint and forcing him to resign in a coup d’etat that drew international condemnation.
The country saw a massive protest by citizens demanding the resignation of the president as they claimed he has failed to address corruption, living standards of citizens, and restore security, something the organizers of the coup have promised to restore within a reason period.
The United Nations Security Council has urged mutineers to release the President and other detained officials. I another news, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has made an official comment regarding the coup, as he said the events in Mali is a setback which will come with great consequence for the peace and security in West Africa.
“A politically stable Mali is paramount and crucial to the stability of the sub-region. We must all join efforts, ECOWAS, the AU, the UN and other stakeholders, and work together until sanity returns to Mali with the restoration of Civil Administration.” Tweet from the official handle of the President reads.