The Federal Government on Wednesday demanded the immediate and unconditional restoration of constitutional order in Mali following the ouster of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita by mutinous soldiers in the country.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who made the call on his Twitter handle, said Nigeria also welcomed the urgent activation of the ECOWAS Standby Force.
A group of soldiers on Tuesday detained the president and the country’s prime minister, Boubou Cisse, at a military base in Bamako.
The international community including the United Nations, African Union, and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had condemned the situation and demanded the immediate restoration of the government in Mali.
“The Nigerian government unequivocally condemns the coup d’état that took place in Mali on Tuesday and demands the immediate and unconditional restoration of constitutional order.
“We welcome the urgent activation of the ECOWAS Standby Force,” Onyeama said.