The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his Prime Minister, Boubou Cisse, were on Tuesday detained in Bamako by mutiny Soldiers supporting the opposition.
The development has attracted reactions from various quarters with the African Union has condemned the arrest of President Ibrahim Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, who took to Twitter to react, called for the immediate release of the duo.
However, the incident has seen some Nigerians compare the actions of the Malian military to the Nigerian Army Force.
While some praised the Malian military for their actions, others condemned them for arresting the president.
Here some reactions from Nigerians who compare the Armed forces of the two countries:
This is to show the greedy African leaders that if they don’t do well this might be their fate…Only the military can always rescue rescue the civilians government when the need is necessary…I think they did what they have to do to save the country from Turning into a mess.
— Prince (@Prince8517) August 18, 2020
Very good! Here in our country NIGERIA our military are Political Thugs against their own people,and members of their families are suffering. God bless the Mali Military!
— Faith (@Faith06795797) August 18, 2020
This is what you call power belongs to the people but in Nigeria, is the other way round.
— Ogaranya (@Chisom_1) August 18, 2020
Coup in progress in Mali to bring an end to the French-backed administration of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
The protesters whose movement led to the coup want the end of France’s influence in the country.
Malian President n Prime minister arrested.
— KC (@charlezkcee) August 18, 2020
The Malian revolution is a parable to Nigeria. Viva revolution Mali!
— OGBÉNI ADÉMOLA (@OgbeniDemola) August 18, 2020
Ecowas and France are condemning the military action in Mali. They didn’t condemn the corruption and intentional underdevelopment in Mali before now.
Buhari’s Nigeria would still issue an official shocking statement against it. Just wait for it.
Naija youths, we can do this
— #TPAC Mazi @FestusGreen (@FestusGreen) August 18, 2020