Niger's President Says Libya Risks Becoming Like Somalia

wochit news
December 06, 2013 AT 9:05 AM
A day after gunmen shot dead an American teacher in the eastern city of Benghazi, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said Libya risks becoming a failed state like Somalia. Niger, which adjoins Libya to the south and has fought Islamists at home, wants to reinforce military ties with Western partners and neighboring states as al Qaeda-linked militants regroup in southern Libya after French-led forces ousted them from Mali this year.