Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna Central, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for the United States to reloate its Africa Command from Germany to Africa is an invitation for recolonisation.
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He said this via a tweet on Wednesday.
Buhari had said he urged the US to take the step after his virtual meeting with Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State, against the backdrop of growing security challenges in the continent.
“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.
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“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,” Shehu Sani said.
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“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.”