Nigeria stands up to Mali-gnant state in West Africa

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Nigeria announced yesterday that it will send around 600 or 700 troops into the troubled West African state of Mali as the country continues to struggle with Islamist extremists that have overrun Northern Mali, according to Deputy Defence Minister Olusola Obada. "We are encouraging the Malians to do as much as possible for themselves because the issue of sovereignty is a very sensitive thing," Admiral Ola Ibrahim, Nigeria's chief of defence staff, told the BBC. The Economic Community of...
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