On Saturday, May 23, it was 60 days ago that Malian opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé was kidnapped by gunmen near Timbuktu. Eleven others abducted at the same time as him, or shortly after his abduction, have all been released. Him, no. He is still in the hands of his captors, and the Malian government is tearing his hair out for his release.
With our correspondent in Bamako, Serge Daniel
To encourage, support the family of Soumaïla Cissé 60 days after his kidnapping, several people met his wife. Among the visitors, the representative of the UN mission in Bamako, Mahamat Saleh Annadif. For its part, the Malian government has made its release a matter of state. According to our information, Soumaïla Cissé was able to receive at his place of detention the medicines he needed and which were conveyed from Bamako. From sources close to the file, ” the kidnappers’ claims are known and under investigation “
Transferred to the North…
Two months after his abduction, the opposition leader is said to be alive. But if he was kidnapped in the Timbuktu region, the kidnappers probably managed to transfer him not to central Mali as we thought, but rather to the far north of the country, in the area where jihadists are present obey their leader Iyad Ag Ghaly.
Contact would be established. To further the release, the Malian head of state, who received Soumaïla Cissé’s wife, recently sent two emissaries to Algeria. He also reportedly picked up the phone to call his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.
His absence really hurts in Mali
Moctar SY, spokesperson for the Collective for the release of Soumaila Cissé