Nine people, killed in attacks at national park in Benin

Written by on February 11, 2022

Nine people, including a Frenchman, were killed this week in attacks in a national park in Benin’s remote north bordering troubled Niger Republic and Burkina Faso.

The death toll was the deadliest in recent attacks Benin Republic has suffered as coastal West African states face spill over from Sahel countries battling jihadists.

Report says an African Parks patrol flushing out rustlers and another patrol hit two improvised explosive devices on Tuesday, killing five park rangers, one park official, one soldier, and a French trainer who was with them.

The Benin Republic government also said that a third reconnaissance patrol also hit another explosive on Thursday, killing another African Parks official, it said.

Kevin Madu

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