Mali’s transitional president , Colonel Assimi Goita has survived a near assassination attempt that took place yesterday during Eid rites at the Grand Mosque of Bamako. Authorities revealed that the assassins ended up hurting a different person instead of the president.
Eye Gambia reported that Latus Tourè, manager of the mosque narrated that, “It was after the prayer and the sermon of the imam, when the imam should normally go to immolate his sheep, that the young man tried to stab Assimi (Goïta) from behind, but it was another person who got injured.”
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The near assassination was confirmed Colonel Goita’s security who assured that investigation are underway to identify the brains behind the plot. An official said that at least one person tried to attack him with a knife.
The group led by Assimi, National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), seized power in Mali with a promise to hand over to a democratically elected president in February 27, 2022. We wrote about it here, Assimi Goita sworn in as Mali’s transitional president
Source: Eye Gambia