On Wednesday, a motion of no confidence was submitted as Mali MPs blamed for failing to handle the unrest Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga.
The president stated in a televised address on Tuesday that he had “discovered the anger”. Despite an ongoing military drive and a 2015 Peace arrangement, jihadists still predominate regions huge areas of the country, having migrated into the densely populated middle of the country from the north.
The killings and thousands of people protested on the streets of their capital Bamako shocked the country. Last month, scores of herders were killed by a rival group.
The government has come under increasing pressure after the massacre of 160 Fulani herders, especially over its inability to reestablish stability in the Mopti region. “A prime minister is going to be named very soon and a new government will be set in place after consultations with all political parties,” the announcement said. Mali and his government’s minister have resigned, after an upsurge of violence in the country.
Armed with machetes and guns, the attackers appeared to be members of the cultural group, which has a very long history of tension with the Fulani people. Since extremists gripped the desert north of the country, mali has been struggling to restrain violence.