Any military intervention in Cote d’Ivoire would need to be UN-led and would be more likely to involve an aerial and naval blockade than deploying troops to its cities, Nigeria’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, of which Nigeria is the linchpin, has threatened “legitimate force” to oust incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo who has clung to power with the support of the military despite a November election which UN-certified results showed he had lost.
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Added February 24, 2011
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