Monday, May 15, 2017

Cote d'Ivoire: Situation Still Uncertain In Bouake


In Cote d'Ivoire, the regular armed forces moved closer to Bouaké in order to weigh on the mutineers who continue, with shots in the air and terror on the populations, to claim outstanding premiums.


The mutineers were very upset in Bouake at the end of the day, Sunday. It must be said that the southern corridor of access to the city is bottled on kilometers by several dozens of trucks and buses and that they try to restore order in this mess by reopening the road.

Probably also on the rise because of the mounted military force of Yamoussoukro and Abidjan on Sunday morning, made up of special forces and Republican guards whose numerous light armored vehicles and pickups are arranged all along the road before Bouake.

Towards a solution


Lieutenant-Colonel Cherif Ousmane, Kone Issiaka, and Wattao have certainly argued during two hours of negotiations on the road, a few kilometers before Bouake, with a delegation of mutineers. The latter and the loyalist forces exchanged a long time before finally separating peacefully, each returning to Bouake or Yamoussoukro.
In Bouake, the tension was raised a few moments later in the late afternoon, the mutineers still seemingly determined to get the premiums claimed. The calm has nevertheless returned to the city at the end of the evening. The last shots of Kalashnikov and heavy weapons fell by 8 pm and the mutineers returned to their barracks.




It should be noted that the demobilized who, unlike the mutineers, were not integrated into the army also claim bonuses. However, these former rebels disassociate themselves from the movement of the mutineers and refuse the violence to be heard, explains their secretary general in Bouake.
In Bouake, the tension was raised a few moments later in the late afternoon, the mutineers still seemingly determined to get the premiums claimed. The calm has nevertheless returned to the city at the end of the evening. The last shots of Kalashnikov and heavy weapons fell by 8 pm and the mutineers returned to their barracks.

It should be noted that the demobilized who, unlike the mutineers, were not integrated into the army also claim bonuses. However, these former rebels disassociate themselves from the movement of the mutineers and refuse the violence to be heard, explains their secretary general in Bouake.

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