Abidjan, France has delivered Wednesday in Ivory Coast several batches of medicines and emergency medical equipment worth 30,000 euros for the care of wounded jihadist attack that left 19 dead Sunday.
“France, having been requested by the Minister of Health and public Hygiene, has sent a first shipment of medicines and emergency supplies to meet the needs of hospitals to support the wounded Sunday’s attacks, “said a statement from the French embassy in Abidjan.
The attack left 24 wounded, which are currently supported in different hospitals of the economic capital Abidjan, told Raymonde Coffie Goudou-the Ivorian Minister of Health. “Côte d’Ivoire is ready to support all its wounded,” she added.
The first batches of drugs, worth 30,000 euros, was received by Ms. Goudou. A total of 150 million CFA francs (about 229,000 euros) of medical equipment will be supplied by France. Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which claimed responsibility for the attack, assured in a statement that the attack was Monday night a response to the Sahel antijihadiste operation led by France, threatening again Paris and its allies. the Ivory Coast has also been targeted for having delivered four members of AQIM on Malian authorities, the statement said.
the Coast Ivory is a historic ally of France in West Africa. The countries participating in the UN force deployed in Mali (Minusma) and nearly 600 French soldiers are stationed in a base located at the exit towards Abidjan Grand-Bassam.