It was a black day for malian soldiers as gunmen invaded Mpoti region killing 16 soldiers. the base was burned with reports indicating that arms had also been taken.
The government at the centre continues to battle with insurgency and insurgent that has taken over the countries vast north,killing and displacing the people of that region.
The attack might have been orchestrated by Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin, JNIM. according to security watchers
Nusrat al-Islam, officially known as Jama’at Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin’ is a militant organisation that operates in the Maghreb and West Africa.
It was formed by the merger of more popularly Ansar Dine, the Macina Liberation Front, Al-Mourabitoun and the Saharan branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, AQIM.