Burkina Faso: Kaboré promises to eradicate jihadist attacks

The President of Burkina Faso Roch Christian Christian Kabore in his presidential palace, Ouagadougou, November 28, 2017. Photo: RFI

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré promised Saturday new “security arrangements” to “eradicate the scourge” of jihadist operations after a series of attacks in the east of the country that has killed about 20 people in a month.

“It is important that we resume the initiative on the East Without going into the details of the operations we will conduct, I would like to reassure (on the fact) that steps will be taken not only to eradicate this scourge but also to permanently neutralize those who, every day, help to kill Burkinabe, “said President Kaboré.

The president spoke after a five-hour meeting of the High Council for National Defense which was the second session.

The military “examined the worrying security situation in Burkina Faso, particularly in the eastern zone,” he said.

“We are witnessing a massive destabilization of the country, which corresponds to the harassment of our defense and security forces on the various borders,” the president said. “The aim is to achieve group morale, to show that insecurity exists in Burkina Faso”.

These attacks spread to other regions, including the eastern region bordering Niger, Togo and Benin, where jihadists have concealed artisanal mines.

In August, explosive device attacks on military convoys killed some 20 soldiers.

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