In Ouagadougou, at the end of August, the Nigerien Minister of Defence, Alkassoum Indatou, and the one who was then his Burkinabè counterpart, General Bartholomew Aime Simpore, worked on the outlines of a defense agreement which will soon come into force. This document formalizes the already solid cooperation relations between the two armies, which until now have functioned on the basis of a concept of operations (or “conops”).
Burkina Faso: combat helicopters, military redeployment… Damiba strengthens the security system
According to our information, not only will these forces square the zone of the three borders, but they will also be able to carry out military exercises around the border, up to the limit with Benin. The Burkinabè authorities also wish to involve Bamako in these maneuvers in order to create a common front to try to curb the terrorist threat.