President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on a peace mission in Mali, following the briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja.

Buhari and some ECOWAS leaders led by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the sub-regional organisation, President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic, agreed to meet in Mali to engage in further consultations towards finding a political solution to the crisis in the country.

The statement added that host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire are also participating in the Bamako meeting.

Former President Jonathan was at the State House in company of President of ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, on Tuesday to brief President Buhari on the unfolding situation in Mali, which necessitated the visit of ECOWAS leaders to consolidate on the agreements reached by various parties.