President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday implored West African leaders to put pressure on the military leadership in Mali to ensure quick return to civil rule.
The President made the call in his statement at the 59th Ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Accra, Ghana.
Mali was recently suspended from the regional bloc due to recent military coup.
”Pressures are needed to ensure that the transition process in Mali, which is half-way to its conclusion, is not aborted.”
Buhari lamented that about half of the country is under the grip of terrorists.
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The Nigerian leader warned that a further slide could prove catastrophic to the the whole West Africa region.