Malian Colonel, Assimi Goita, Declares Self Head Of Junta … As ECOWAS Imposes Sanction

Col Assimi Goita

Malian army officer Colonel Assimi Goita announced himself on Wednesday as the coup leader who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

“Let me introduce myself, I am colonel Assimi Goita, chairman of the National Committee for the salvation of the People,” he said after meeting top civil servants.

The colonel had appeared among a group of officers seen on television overnight Tuesday-Wednesday to announce the takeover, but did not speak.

Meanwhile, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has imposed stringent sanctions against the military adventurists in Mali to force it to restore civil rule in the country.

It will be recalled that former president Goodluck Jonathan was appointed as special envoy to mediate in the crisis that have engulfed Mali after the election.

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