Over 100 Nigerian Soldiers May Have To Drive Home After Being Stranded in Mali

Aircraft that airlifted other soldiers never returned


Over 100 Nigerian soldiers, who served as part of the country's contingent to the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA), might be forced to do the over 2000-kilometre trip back home in army trucks as military authorities secretly conclude plans to transport them by road.

Reliable defence sources, who asked not to be named, told PREMIUM TIMES that 10 officers and 99 soldiers remained stranded in Bamako, the Malian capital, after a Nigerian Airforce aircraft that airlifted 704 members of the contingent back home failed to return.