Late night gunshots heard from two military camps in Ivory Coast

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By Lorlornyofm July 15, 2017 17:57

Late night gunshots heard from two military camps in Ivory Coast

Residents in Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan and Korhogo in the north have expressed fear after late night gunshots were heard from two military camps after midnight.

Some of the residents told AFP that the gunshots were heard between 0100 GMT and 0300 GMT early Saturday morning.

“We were sleeping when the shooting started at 01:30 and lasted until after 03:00 in the morning. There was a lot of shooting inside the former Onuci (United Nations) camp. [currently occupied by soldiers],” said a resident of the Abobo neighbourhood in Abidjan.

It was the same scenario in the Korhogo camp in the northern part of the country.

“This time, the soldiers stayed in their camp and did not occupy the streets. No one knows why they are doing this,” said Yeo, a resident of Korhogo.

The reason for the gunshots is unknown and the residents are on alert.

In May, some ex-rebels integrated into the army staged a mutiny demanding payment of bonuses promised them by the government in January during another mutiny.

The government was to pay each of the 8,400 troops bonuses of about $8,000 as part of a deal to end the mutiny.

Source: africanews.com

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