Alert: Military Exercises in Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou

Event: Military Exercises to be held in Gounghin Today (20 May 2021)

The Burkinabe Military forces will be conducting a military exercise in the vicinity of the Higher Institute of Civil Protection (ISEPC), located in Gounghin between 09h00 and 15h00 today.  There is a potential for gunfire and detonations during the exercise.  The Chief of the Army General Staff advised the local populace to remain calm and go about their daily business.


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