June 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Benin army has deployed 3,000 troops in the north of the country, along the Burkina Faso and Niger borders, as part of the mission called “Mirador” that has been carried out in the country since 2022 to fight with the terrorism in high-risk areas.
The commander of this operation, Colonel Faizou Gomina, explained that the military have been deployed at strategic points “frequently used by armed terrorist groups” and air and rolling means are being mobilized to “prevent any terrorist infiltration”, as reported by the African agency APA News.
“The two areas that should be monitored the most are the animal parks of Penjari and W”, since according to one of the military leaders of Operation Mirador, Commander Jean Olou, “two years ago the terrorists took advantage of these protected areas to cross with impunity the three countries, but since the military took over the territory these movements have stopped”.
The African country has registered an upturn in attacks in recent years, the last being last Sunday in which ten people were killed near the border with Burkina Faso.