Wagner Seeks Instability in Niger: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has commented that the Russian military’s presence in Niger is seeking to exploit the instability caused by the country’s recent coup. He made these remarks to the BBC.

Even more than two weeks after effectively removing President Mohamed Bazoum from power, the nation is being governed by the knowledge of a coup.

In this context, it’s heard that those trying to bring about a resurgence have sought Wagner’s assistance. The controversial private military group has a presence in Mali.

Blinken doesn’t believe that Russia or Wagner is behind the resurgence in Niger. However, the United States is somewhat concerned about group self-expression in parts of the Sahel region. He mentioned these concerns on the BBC’s Focus on Africa program.

Antony Blinken

He said that what is happening in Niger, and what has happened, in his view, isn’t a result of Russia’s or Wagner’s instigation. Nevertheless, they are trying to take advantage of it.

Blinken stated that wherever Wagner’s group has gone, death, destruction, and looting have followed.

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