(MENAFN) French politician Estelle Youssouffa stated she is worried about the beginning of "civil war" in the French overseas department Mayotte, an island in the Indian Ocean, during a meeting in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Member of parliament for Mayotte, Youssouffa blamed the administration of abandoning the years of violence in the district.
"We are talking about hordes of hundreds of young people, 12- or 13-year-old barbarians armed with machetes (…), stealing, killing, assaulting, destroying and spreading chaos; minors, young adults, most of them being foreigners in irregular status (…), spreading terror to make us flee," Youssoufa stated, slamming the administration's indifference.
"We are wondering; how much is too much?"
The lawmaker also said that the Mahoran people were thinking of defending themselves as they are being invaded and abandoned.
She expressed thanks to the Interior Ministry for the deployment of the uprising police on Monday and questioned Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne when will she ever deploy the navy "in order to defend the borders."
"What do you intend to do to prevent a civil war in Mayotte?" she added.
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