Burkina Faso: faced with the blockade of Djibo, the army supplies the city by helicopter

Location of Djibo, Burkina Faso.


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In Burkina Faso, the city of Djibo is still under blockade by armed men.

The 300,000 inhabitants of the capital of the province of Soum lack everything: food, fuel and medicine.

On Tuesday, aerial refueling was organized by the Burkinabè army.


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70 tons of food arrived Tuesday, by helicopter, according to a military source.

Authorities on site confirm this supply.


The food was immediately distributed to the populations, but the situation remains critical, 

” explains a resident of Djibo.

In a press release published on Tuesday, the consultation framework for civil society organizations in Djibo announced the death on Monday of eight children due to the famine in the city.

Bridges destroyed, convoys attacked

Djibo has been a city under siege for several months.

The bridges leading to Djibo have been destroyed by armed men.

The roads are mined and when the vehicles do not jump on an explosive, they risk being ambushed.

To supply the city, the authorities had therefore set up “


” convoys, that is to say escorted by soldiers.

And it is one of these convoys which was

attacked on Monday, September 26

in Gaskindé.

On Tuesday, a military service note revealed that the toll of this attack was also heavier than that officially communicated: 27 soldiers were killed.

A figure confirmed today by a press release from the General Staff.

Djibo's situation has an impact on the national situation, since the Gaskindé drama served as the detonator for Friday's coup.

As the attack of Inata had caused the fall of Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

That of Gaskindé precipitated that of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.

He mentioned it himself in his

resignation speech


In a statement released yesterday, the Support Group for Islam and Muslims (Jnim) claimed responsibility for the ambush.

Claiming to be the author of an economic cost that led to

a military coup



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