US News Burkina Faso: President Kaboré appoints new commanders for the military regions

22:05  04 december  2021
22:05  04 december  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

French convoy blocked in Burkina: The leader of the diplomacy denies social networks

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Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, président du Burkina Faso, à Ouagadougou, le 1er juillet 2021. © AFP - Olympia de Maismont Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso, in Ouagadougou, July 1, 2021.

in a decree signed Friday 3 December President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré appointed new officers to order the three military regions of the country. Since the inata drama and the resurgence of attacks against the defense forces and civilians, the head of state had promised a redevelopment. After the gendarmerie, it is around the armed forces where about fifteen officers have just been entrusted with new responsibilities, especially to organize the response against jihadist groups.

with our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

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in Kaya, the first military region is commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Didier Yves Bamouni. Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfried Ouedraogo is the new commander of the second military region. The third region is under the command of Henri-Paul Damiba

as well as to the gendarmerie, the special forces are now commissioned by a young officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Romeo Ouba.

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all these new commanders are practically from the same promotion within the national armed forces. It is the ones that the President of the Transition Michel Kafando had nicknamed "the boys". They had formed a coalition to oppose the coup of the elements of the former presidential safety regiment in 2015.

Colonel Adam Néé, which was until then commandant of the second military region, is in charge of the Operations division of the general staff of the armies. Military intelligence and transmissions are respectively led by Lieutenant Colonels François Bognini and Jules Modeste Sian.

Colonel David Kabré, former Minister of Sports under the transition, orders the central grouping of the armies, the body that has all the specialized services for logistical support to the units in the field.

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