The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, said that Nigeria expressed strong and unflinching support for the Government of President Alhassan Ouattara and welcomed ongoing efforts at resolving the crisis.
The Federal Government of Nigeria also urged the parties to the crisis to exercise maximum restraint remain calm and continue with dialogue and negotiations with the Government of President Ouattara.
It urged the mutineers to return to their barracks and to refrain from any action capable of undermining the peace, security and democracy in the country.
The Federal Government further urged 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 peace, tranquility, good order and prosperity of the country.