World Niger: Attack on a police station on the border of Burkina Faso

16:25  18 october  2021
16:25  18 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Région de Tillabéry au Niger (illustration) où s'est déroulée une meurtrière attaque contre l'armée nigérienne. © RFI / Sayouba Traoré Region of Tillabéry in Niger (illustration) where a murderer took place against the Nigerian army.

The attack on Sunday 17 October 2021, from a police station in the Tillabéry region, west of the country, made three deaths and seven wounded, four of whom in a serious state. It is the border post of Petelcole, a few kilometers from Tera and on the border between Niger and Burkina Faso, which was attacked by armed men.

It's a bit before 9 pm that armed men hit the border checkpoint. According to Governor of the Tillabéry region, Tidjani Katchalla, they were aboard four pickups and dozens of motorcycles.

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The attackers first destroyed the phone antenna before attacking the police station with fed shots. According to a local source, four vehicles were burned, another carried away. Finally, a detachment of the G5 Sahel would have arrived on site at night, but the attackers were already distributed with their booty.

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an attack who intervenes while the Nigerian president, Mohamed Bazoum is on an official visit to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. He was welcomed this Sunday in the late afternoon by his counterpart, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The two men must meet again today to speak security. Mohamed Bazoum is accompanied by his ministers of defense, from the interior and foreign affairs.

On the menu of the discussions, the situation in the region of Liptako Gourma. The two countries share nearly 630 kilometers from borders, on both sides of which the Support Group for Islam and Muslims (GSIM) rages. According to a statement by the Nigerian Presidency, the two Heads of State will also evoke the transformation of Operation Barkhane and the rise of the joint force of the G5 Sahel.

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