Mamoudou Gassama: Mali ‘Spiderman’ to be made French citizen


Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented immigrant who has become a national hero in France after scaling a building to save a toddler who was dangling off a balcony, is to be made a French citizen. After a meeting between Gassama and French President Emmanuel Macron, the office of the French presidency said that Gassama would be made a French citizen and had been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade.


Mr Gassama is said to have arrived in France last year, taking the long and dangerous journey to Europe via a boat over the Mediterranean to Italy.

I just climbed up and thank God, God helped me. The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher, that’s it,“ he added.[x]