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ECOWAS condemns attacks in Mali and offers support to goverment

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The ECOWAS President says the Commission received news of the armed attack which occurred in the night of 9 into10 June 2019, in Sobame Da village, Mali.

The attack left dozens of people dead and several wounded and caused considerable material damage.

In a statement released in Abuja, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission condemned in very strong terms the cowardly crime for which there can be no excuse whatsoever.

The Commission expressed compassion and solidarity, together with all other ECOWAS institutions, to the Malian Government and the people, offered its sincerest condelences to all the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to all the wounded.

It also assured the Government of Mali of the Commission’s full support for the efforts to find the perpetrators and sponsors of the abhorrent attack against Sobame Da and to ensure justice for the victims.

The Commission also reaffirmed ECOWAS’ determination to continue, alongside the government and the vast majority of Malians, to fight incitement to hatred and violence.

“Finally, the ECOWAS Commission President is firmly committed to finding urgent and lasting solutions, which will put a definite end to the fragile security in Mali and foster the country’s harmonious development,” the statement added.


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