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Burkina Faso sets up Committees to negotiate with Jihadists

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Burkina Faso’s military ruler has announced the formation of local committees to seek dialogue with jihadist groups seeking to restore peace in the country.

Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who took power on January 24, announced the establishment of peace committees during a speech to the people of the Sahel region on Friday evening.

Damiba also announced a ban on civilians living or working in certain “military zones“. Then limit protests that could pose a threat to public order.

Burkina Faso’s ousted military leader has staged a coup after overthrowing several military barracks, overthrowing President Roch Marc Kabore’s government, which has been accused of failing to stem the tide of militant attacks . jihad that plagued the country.

But Burkina Faso’s military government is still facing the threat of terrorism. caused the deaths of more than 60 civilians and soldiers in the north of the country by the end of last March.