Mali’s government and the prime minister step aside for their incompetence on security. With massive killings and insecurity in all parts of Nigeria shouldn’t complicit Muhammadu Buhari and his government also do the honorable thing?
Mali’s PM Maiga, government resign over Ogossagou massacre
Mali’s prime minister and his government have resigned four weeks after a massacre of almost 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita accepted the resignation on Thursday without giving a reason for the departure of Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga.
“A prime minister will be named very soon and a new government will be put in place after consultations with all political forces” from both the ruling and opposition sides, the statement from Keita’s office said.
The president had on Tuesday said in a televised address that he had “heard the anger”, without explicitly naming the prime minister.
Legislators had discussed a possible motion of no confidence in the government because of the massacre and failure to disarm armed groups or beat back fighters.
The March 23 killings by suspected hunters from the Dogon community on Ogossagou, a village in central Mali populated by rival Fulani herders, were bloody even by the recent standards of Mali’s ever-worsening violence.
They followed a deadly assault by armed fighters on an army post that killed at least 23 soldiers, also in Mali’s central region, which was claimed by an al-Qaeda affiliate that counts many Fulani herders in its ranks.
Malian authorities have detained five people suspected of taking part in the massacre. But they have not yet succeeded in disarming the group that many believe organised it, despite pledges by Maiga and Keita to do so.
The killings in Ogossagou, which left the charred bodies of women and children smouldering in their homes, shocked a population that has grown increasingly frustrated by the failure of government forces to protect them from both armed-group onslaughts and ethnic reprisals.
Critics argue that the Malian leader has not done enough to prevent intercommunal violence.
Insecurity: Buhari should resign, get out of office – Bishop Oyedepo
By Kazeem Ugbodaga PM news
The founder, Living Faith Church International, Bishop David Oyedepo… asked Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to resign and get out of office in view of wanton killings and insecurity across the country.
Oyedepo, who was preaching at the Canaan Land, in Ogun State… decried the massive killings in the country, especially in the north.
He advised the president to resign or get out of office as he had no solution on how to curb the orgies of violence rampaging the nation.
According to him, the nation was getting destroyed under the watchful eyes of Buhari, which he said informed the decision of the church to hold seven days fasting for the nation.
Oyedepo added that even some northern Muslims no longer wanted Buhari in power, saying that he should go and leave the system.
The faith and prosperity preacher lamented that herdsmen were killing and taken people’s land across the country and that Buhari was not doing anything about it.