Jihadists Infiltrate Togolese Territory
A hundred suspected Burkinabe jihadists were reportedly arrested by the Togolese authorities. They were trying to infiltrate Togolese territory.
They were men on motorcycles, reports newlandinfo.com citing the pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique. Some were armed and in possession of large sums of money. Among these men suspected of belonging to the jihadist group were also minors.
These alleged jihadists, apprehended by the Togolese authorities, were reportedly handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities fifteen (15) days later.
Burkina Faso, a neighbor of northern Togo, like other countries in the Sahel, is facing terrorist attacks, the most recent of which was recorded on January 26 in Silgadji, in the north of the country. Thirty-nine (39) people were killed.
Faced with the resurgence of jihasist attacks, the deputies of Faso adopted a bill which authorizes the recruitment of volunteers to defend the country.