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In Burkina Faso, several weeks after the Solhan attack that officially left 132 dead, the government is strengthening its presence there. The new Minister of Security was present last Monday together with a department of special forces from the National Gendarmerie. These men, who are at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, are now responsible for securing the city along with other forces already in place in the region.

as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

For his first excursion since the installation, Maxime Koné, the Minister of Security went to Solhan. To enable the people to regain their land and conduct their activities, the government has set up a department for special forces and the communications network will be restored in the coming weeks, according to the Minister of Security.

Discussions with local and customary authorities focused on their priority for return to normality. According to the representatives of the population, there is a need for permanent security. The Minister of Security is committed in this direction and he took the opportunity to urge Solhan’s youths to leave the armed groups.

Before leaving the municipality of Solhan, Maxime Koné and his delegation went to bow to the mass grave where the 132 victims of the attack from 4 to 5 June were buried.

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