The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for asking the United States to relocate its Africa Command from Germany to Africa.
The US Africa Command is responsible for military relations with nations and regional organisations in Africa.
The President stated this on Tuesday during a meeting with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, due to security challenges in the region.
This is coming after Nigerians charged Buhari to seek foreign help to fight against insecurity in the country
He tweeted yesterday, “In my call with US Secretary of State Blinken, I asked the US to consider re-locating the AFRICOM HQ from Germany to Africa—near the Theatre of Operation; against the backdrop of growing security challenges in West & Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad region & the Sahel.”
Sani in his reaction to Buhari’s call said it is an open invitation for the recolonisation of the continent.
According to the former lawmaker, other foreign players will follow suit leading to the military Balkanisation of the continent.
He wrote, “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.”
“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.”
“Over six decades since Independence, African countries should purposefully work together to confront & address their security challenges, while honourably seeking foreign technical assistance. The call for the US to relocate its @USAfricaCommand HQ to Africa is unconscionable.”
Source: Naija News