By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere
“Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have been dealing with the socio-economic, political, humanitarian and security consequences of NATO’s hazardous adventure in Libya for 10 years. Do we accept another similar adventure in Niger? Presidents Assimi Goïta of Mali and Ibrahim Traoré of Burkina Faso said no and no. We do not accept a military intervention in Niger. Our survival depends on it. The heads of state in Mali and Burkina Faso have taken a firm decision to leave assets and not liabilities to the future generation.
I think ECOWAS is seriously misrepresenting the recipient. These Ultimatums will have to be addressed to the terrorist group in Sahel region. We have been waiting for this for 10 years,” notes delegation member, malian, Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga.