Rampaging soldiers in Burkina Faso are said to be attacking Ghanaian traders at the Ghana-Burkina Faso border. The soldiers allegedly robbed the traders of cash possessions, Monday evening, Joy News has learnt.
It follows a mutiny by the soldiers in protest against unpaid housing allowance by the Burkinabe government. The government has declared a state of emergency to manage the state of insecurity in the country, but the soldiers have turned their anger on other nationals.
Calm has returned to places like Dakola and Poh which are close to the Ghana/Burkina Faso border. The soldiers were moving from one community to the other terrorising the residents. So serious were the attacks that CEPS officials at the Ghana border had to vacate their post.
Ghana’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso fell victim to the attacks after he had his car seized by the rampaging soldiers.
Source Joy Online
Category: Ghanaians Abroad