Mali: the president of the CMA, Sidi Brahim Sidatt, assassinated in Bamako

In Mali, Sidi Brahim Ould Sidatt, president of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), succumbed to his injuries. The leader of the rebel groups that signed the peace accord resulting from the Algiers process was seriously injured early this morning as he left a mosque in a suburb of Bamako.

“We have just lost our president Sidi Brahim Ould Sidatt assassinated this morning in Bamako. May Paradise El Ferdaous be his eternal home, ”reacted Almou Ag Mohamed, spokesperson for the CMA.

It is an attack carried out by two unidentified armed individuals, according to several official sources. “I strongly condemn this heinous act that occurred when I was due to receive it today for discussions around the Strategic Steering Committee on Political and Institutional Reforms. He was an important actor in the peace process in Mali. Saddened condolences to his family to whom I assure that an investigation will be carried out to identify, arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators of this crime. May his soul rest in peace, ”Prime Minister Moctar Ouane said.

As a reminder, Sidi Ibrahim Ould Sidatt was secretary general of the faction allied with the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), and mayor of the town of Ber (in the circle and region of Timbuktu). In 2017, following a consultation to assess the structure of the coordination of movements of Azawad, he was appointed as the successor of Alghabass Ag Intalla, at the end of his mandate.

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