(Togo First) – President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé was in Pya, a town located in Kara, in the northern part of the country, on April 12. There, the Togolese leader met with a delegation of officials from neighboring Burkina to discuss the security situation at the border of the two countries.
The Burkinabe delegation was led by Colonel Boukaré Zoungrana, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization, and Security. The talks focused on coordinating the fight against terrorist groups that Togo and Burkina Faso have been facing for several months.
During the discussions, the two parties decided to team up to neutralize the terrorists that attack them.
Last year, on May 10-11 after terrorists killed many in Kpekpakandji, in the prefecture of Kpendjal, the Togolese army intensified its response. In this framework, the Togolese government decreed a state of emergency in the Savannah region in June 2022 and it was recently extended for 12 months.