Senegalese President Macky Sall has warned West African countries against an expansion of the land by jihadists who could invade others country from the neighboring Sahel
According to Africanews, the Senegalese head of state spoke on the issue of terrorism in Africa on Tuesday, and called on other West African countries to be vigilant and adopt a stance vigorous in terms of security in the face of the growing jihadist threat in Africa “So whether it is Senegal or the other coastal countries that are the last stronghold, we have to be ready to go into battle,” Sall said.
This statement by Macky Sall in an interview with RFI comes as the countries of the Sahel have made a firm resolution to step up the armed struggle against jihadists in the region Also, earlier this month, French intelligence warned West African countries against the terrorists’ ambition to spread into some countries including Benin and Côte d’Ivoire.
Macly Sall, like other African leaders and MINUSMA, calls for a more offensive UN mission to be placed under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter This would allow the use of force in the event of a threat to the peace or an act of aggression “You keep the peace when there is a peace to be kept; when you face jihadists, terrorists, there is no peace to keep, you have to fight ”, he said
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