Shehu Sani disapproves of Buhari’s Call For AFRICOM Relocation To Africa
Former Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani has disapproved of President Buhari’s call for the Headquarters of AFRICOM to be in Africa, nearer the theater of war. The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is responsible for military relations between the US and other nations on the Africa continent.
Buhari made the call for the relocation of AFRICOM during his virtual meeting with United States Secretary of States, Anthony Blinken on Tuesday, April 27th 2021 as a result of the increasing high of insecurity in the country.
Shehu Sani has said this is an open invitation for the recolonisation of the continent.
According to the former lawmaker, other foreign players will follow suit leading to the military balkanisation of the continent.
He tweeted “ “The President’s call for World powers military HQ on African soil is an open invitation for recolonisation of Africa. It’s easier to tell and get them to come and when they come, it’s impossible to tell and get them to go out.
“Once the US relocates their HQ to Africa, Russia, China, Iran, Saudia, Israel, and co would follow suit with establishing their Commands HQs, and then Africa will be militarily balkanized; then we either become like Korea or like Syria.
“Over six decades since Independence, African countries should purposefully work together to confront & address their security challenges, while honorably seeking foreign technical assistance. The call for the US to relocate its @USAfricaCommand HQ to Africa is unconscionable.”
Source: The Punch Newspaper
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