Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

“Since the attacks in southern Mali, measures were taken by Cote d’Ivoire authorities to secure our country’s northern border,” Defense Minister Paul Koffi Koffi told reporters on Tuesday in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

“Army units are on the ground and we are on alert to guarantee security for Cote d’Ivoire people through border controls and patrols,” Koffi added.

The minister said Cote d’Ivoire is not immune to terrorist threats just like all the other countries around the world.

He however noted that no presence of terrorists has been reported so far in Cote d’Ivoire.

Gunmen last Friday attacked a hotel in Bamako, killing at least 21 people. Islamist group al-Murabitoun claimed responsibility. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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