Malian President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and Defence minister Souleymane Doucoure were arrested and taken into military custody on Monday, 24th of May by Military Officers after military takeover in Mali. This is the second seizure of power by Mali military after first military coup happened in August, 2020 when former Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was detained by Military. He was forced to vacate the leadership as President between amid tensions and violence throughout the country. The second military coup was followed by Ndaw and Ouane’s decision of reshuffling the positions of two military officers responsible for August coup.
United Nations and other International organizations said that they “strongly condemn the attempted coup” and “demand the immediate and unconditional release of these authorities” they further add the statement that “military elements detaining them will be held personally responsible for their security.”
However in a report agonized monitoring agencies in Mali that the current military coup could worsen the situation since the country is already a prolong sufferer of terrorism sponsored by Al-Qaeda and Islamic State. The two terrorist organizations have controlled over some of areas of desert north in West African region. The latest military coup could only exacerbate “political instability” and “nationwide tensions”.
Though, a delegation from Economic Community Of West African Countries (ECOWAS) is set to visit Bamako, the Capital of Mali, today to help in resolving tensions and political tension due to the military takeover.