The Minister of defence of côte d’ivoire Alain-Richard of Donwahi (left) shakes hands with the mayor of bouaké (right). 6 Jan 2016
Photo: Sia KAMBOU/AFP
In côte d’ivoire authorities and the soldiers, demanding to pay their allotted salary, came to an agreement following talks in the city of Bouake. The soldiers will stop the rebellion and return to their barracks Saturday night
The delegation headed by the Minister of defence of côte d’ivoire Alain-Richard of Donwahi reached on Saturday an agreement with mutinous soldiers in order to stop the outbreak in the country two-day uprising, according to Reuters citing officials involved in the negotiations.
“We made a deal. This agreement completes a riot” — told reporters the Deputy prefect of bouaké, where the negotiations took place.
According to one of the participants in the uprising, the government has taken the demands of the rebels regarding bonuses and living conditions. He also added that under the deal, most of the soldiers back to the barracks Saturday evening. Some will patrol the streets to prevent looting.
“Some of our soldiers will remain in place to oversee security shops and banks, but most will return today in the barracks”, — quotes Agency the Sergeant Momodu of the cone.
The situation in côte d’ivoire escalated on Friday, January 6. The soldiers seized the second largest city in the country — bouaké. They took weapons from police stations and took up positions at the entrance to the city. Local residents also reported the shooting of two other cities: Daloa and Korhogo. According to authorities, the soldiers demanded higher wages, payment of bonuses and reduce the time required to obtain higher ranks.
7 Jan received reports of gunfire on military bases in bouaké, the city of Mans, and also the largest city in the country — Abidjan.