Burkinabè Prime Minister Accuses International Partners of Duplicitous Support in Terrorist Fight

Ouagadougou — Prime Minister Apollinaire Kyelem de Tambèla of Burkina Faso has called out the duplicity of certain international partners in the fight against terrorism during a national event.

According to Burkina Information Agency, he condemned the actions of partners who appear to support Burkina Faso by day but engage with terrorists by night. These statements were made in the context of ongoing security challenges that Burkina Faso, along with neighboring Mali and Niger, have been facing.

The Prime Minister elaborated that there has been evidence of these partners recruiting, equipping, training, and sustaining terrorists. He cited that in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, such double-dealing entities have been exposed. While some have realized they have been identified and possibly curtailed their activities, others continue their subversive operations.

Amidst this complex dynamic, the Prime Minister pointed out that due to the firm combat strategy implemented by the President of the Transition, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, those who support terrorism are now forced to negotiate to prevent a total defeat.

Kyelem de Tambèla also raised concerns about efforts to destabilize the Transition government, including attempted coups facilitated by some organizations and the flight of the former deputy director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR), who absconded with critical intelligence now feared to be in the hands of adversaries.

In the face of these challenges, the Prime Minister expressed confidence in the vigilance of the population, especially the youth and the Fighting Forces, to secure a definitive victory for the nation of Burkina Faso.

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