Nigerian Minister Warns of Military Intervention in Gambia
11 de enero de 2017, 17:03Abuja, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria''s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama warned of possible military intervention in Gambia if outgoing President Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power.
In an interview, Onyeama said that 'the militarization is not ruled out, since Jammeh must respect the Constitution of his country.'
Jammeh must resign so that Adama Barrow can take power next January 19th, following the presidential elections held last December.
Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States went to Banjul today to ask Jammeh to immediately hand over the presidency and reach a consensus that, if fails, might probably lead to the sending of Nigerian troops to Gambia, said Onyeama.
Onyeama said that any use of force in Gambia would be 'arranged under international law.'
Leaders from various countries in the region repeatedly urged Jammeh to hand over power, however, the request has not been heard yet.
Yahya Jammeh has ruled Gambia, a small country in West Africa, since 1994 and has reiterated his willingness to stay for 'a thousand years and according to Allah's will.'
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