This Day (Lagos)

19 November 2012

Nigeria: PAC Endorse Deployment of Troops to Mali

The Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) has reiterated the menace that militants in Mali pose to the sustenance of peace in the sub-region, the continent and the world, emphasizing that the decision to send forces into the country to stem the tide of the violence there is a good one.

Erstwhile Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyoku, told State House correspondents after a breakfast meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan Monday that it is important for Nigeria to liaise with its neighbours to arrest the ugly situation in the Francophone country which has been under siege for a while now.

"The situation in Mali poses a danger to the sub-region including Nigeria. I mean if the situation in Mali is not resolved, Mali will become a hot bed for terrorism and for criminal gangs and their operations will threaten the region," Anyaoku said

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