Mali calls on nationals in Mauritania to stay clear from unrest
Malian authorities have urged their countrymen in Mauritania to stay away from unrest in the country following the death of a young Mauritanian in police custody.
The Malian embassy in capital Nouakchott in a statement on Wednesday called Malian nationals to abide by rules of the hosting nation.
“All Malians are required to strictly respect the laws of the host country, in accordance with the instructions of the highest Malian authorities”, the mission said.
The call came a day after Mauritanian authorities threatened to try and expel any foreigner involved in unrest that have gripped the country since Tuesday following the death of young Mauritanian, Omar Job, in police custody in Bouki, 300 km south of capital Nouakchott.
Mauritania’s police directorate did not give names of the countries where foreigner protestors stem from.
The law reinforcement entity Monday reportedly indicated that the dead young Mauritanian passed away in hospital a few hours after being taken to a police station for questioning. Omar, the police stressed, was found unconscious and on drugs. He was being aggressed by a group of young men who managed to flee. Omar, according to police, later died in a hospital.