Côte d'Ivoire / Terrorists attacks on the northern borders: Five suspects released (Prosecutor's Office)



According to the attorney general's office, five Mauritania nationals arrested during investigations into the terrorist attacks perpetrated in the Northern towns of Kafolo and Kolobougou were freed for lack of evidence.

In a press release, Attorney general Adou Richard confirmed that several persons of interest were still in custody as part of an investigation into multiple terrorist attacks. Furthermore, the inquests continue, to bring to justice the suspects of these serious incidents.

During the night of March 28 to 29, 2021, two positions of our armed forces suffered terrorist attacks; the first occurred in Kafolo and were the work of some sixty heavily armed terrorists from Burkina Faso.

The terrorists retreated after an intense shootout during which two Ivoirian soldiers lost their lives, four were wounded, three terrorists died, and four arrested. Weapons, radio, ammunitions and motorcycles, were seized according to the army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Lassina Doumbia.

The second attack occurred in Kolobougou (60 km northwest in the department of Téhini, bordering Burkina Faso), where a gendarmerie outpost was the target of unidentified individuals. An Ivorian gendarme died, and another was injured. There were no victims identified amongst the terrorists.

Published on 08/07/2021