The Nigerian government has waded into the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire
A small group of soldiers had rebelled against the country’s government over delay in their salaries
Nigeria expressed solidarity with Cote d’Ivoire and commended efforts aimed at resolving the impasse
The Nigerian government has condemned the recent mutiny by a small fraction of Cote d’Ivoire’s Armed Forces, against the Government.
In a statement posted on the Nigerian Presidency Twitter page, Aso Rock expressed strong and unflinching support for the President Alassane Ouattara, commending him for his ongoing efforts at resolving the crisis.
The statement urged all parties to exercise maximum restraint, remain calm and continue dialogue.
”We urge the mutineers to return to their barracks and refrain from any action capable of undermining peace, security and democracy in Cote d’Ivoire.
”We urge the people of Cote d’Ivoire to remain steadfast in their support for the government and to refrain from giving support to the mutineers in the overall interest of the peace, tranquillity, good order and prosperity of Côte d’Ivoire,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai has warned army officials to stay off politics and politically related activities.
Buratai said this on Tuesday, May 16, in a statement issued by the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a brigadier general.