San Pedro – After a field trip on Saturday in the sub-prefecture olodio, the Chief of General Staff (ECS), the general body of Soumaïla Bakayoko army announced Sunday in San Pedro, a series of measures to strengthen the security of the army quarters against surprise attacks and improve response capacity and anticipating soldiers. “The quarters will be increasingly strengthened and will look for devices that can defend and will not be subject to direct gunfire, “said Soumaila Bakayoko, during a press briefing, recognizing that the soldiers in the Southwest cantonments were vulnerable to passers attacks, because unprotected by fortifications. The head of the Ivorian armed forces also acknowledged that his troops lacked regular trainings to prepare them to anticipate reactions and reflexes have experienced men such surprise attacks against which, according to him, no army in the world can completely guard. General de corps Bakayoko said that “training will be permanently within all units (the Ivorian armed)” followed “many years” to put them in the pattern of surprise attacks and terrorist attacks. Before the briefing, CEMA had a meeting with the officers and soldiers of the Southwest Safety Battalion (BSSO) to their staff of San Pedro. He praised the men for their reaction to the surprise attack on December 2 at olodio, invited them to the cohesion and reassured them on the new provisions will be taken to improve their action and reaction capabilities to this type attack. The attack olodio killed seven people in the ranks of the soldiers of the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) and four attackers. CEMA said that 14 suspected assailants were arrested by his men and made available to investigators.
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