Recall that rebel forces, on Tuesday afternoon, arrested President Ibrahim Keita of Mali and his Prime Minister, Boubou Cisse, and drove the pair to a military base on the outskirts of Bamako, which they had seized that morning. While Keita later announced early Wednesday that he had resigned to avert “bloodshed.”
However, in a swift reaction to the coup, ECOWAS condemned the actions of the coupists.
This led to the virtual Extraordinary Session of the Economic Community of West Africa States’ (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government on the socio-political situation in Mali.
The session, which is being held through video conference, was convened following the military coup d’etat that was executed in the Republic of Mali on Tuesday.
The following are in attendance of the meeting with President Buhari from Abuja:the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd); the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, among others.