Cote d’Ivoire-Security

Ivorian soldiers’ anger reaches several northern towns

APA-Bouake (Cote d’Ivoire)

After Bouake, Cote d’Ivoire’s second largest city (about 379 km north of Abidjan,) the third most important city in Cote d’Ivoire, Daloa (west-central) and the far north town of Korhogo have also witnessed scenes of violence by infuriated soldiers.

Several residents told APA by telephone on Friday morning that shots were also heard for a few hours at the 2nd military battalion in Daloa and the 4th military battalion in Korhogo. A security source also told APA that “negotiations were underway with the insurgents.”

The movement began early Friday morning in Bouake, where soldiers seized police bulletin boards and police stations, firing shots. Initial negotiations with the insurgents did not seem to have been successful.

Barricades were erected on roads. Shops and public administration offices were closed in those cities. There has so far been no explanation as to the reasons for this military uprising.



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