Ivorian Defence and Security Forces pledge allegiance to Ouattara

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The Chief of Staff of the Ivorian Defence and Security Forces (FDS), General Philippe Mangou, on Tuesday met President Alassane Ouattara to pledge to him the loyalty of the Army, Navy and Air Force as well as the paramilitary forces.

In a declaration on Ivorian television, TCI, General Mangou said Ouattara had given them orders to fully secure the national territory.

"I ask you by 0730 hours on Wednesday to join your various units and posts to receive orders to carry out that operation," General Mangou said in an appeal to FDS.

“That operation should enable the population to go about their business and ensure the resumption of normal activities," he added.

On Monday evening, the senior commander of the Gendarmerie, General Edouard Kassaraté and the Director of the Police, Bredou M'Bia, pledged the loyalty of their forces to Ouattara.
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12 أبريل 2011 21:10:02




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