Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – (African Boulevard News) – The Burkina Faso military is looking to ramp up its arsenal in the face of growing security challenges posed by armed groups. The country’s army chief is urgently seeking new equipment to bolster the country’s defenses and protect its citizens from insurgency.
According to sources, the military requires helicopters and Kalashnikov rifles to help them tackle the ongoing security threat. Reports suggest that the army has been forced to rely on outdated and inadequate weapons, making it difficult to engage with well-armed insurgent groups.
The situation has led to a dramatic increase in the number of deaths and displacement of civilians in the region, with many forced to flee their homes due to the violence.
In response to the crisis, the army is now taking steps to beef up its security measures. Speaking on the issue, an army spokesperson said, “We need to adapt to a rapidly changing security landscape. This means we need helicopters and Kalashnikovs to be able to respond effectively to the threat.”
The procurement of new equipment will not be an easy task for Burkina Faso, which is already facing significant financial challenges. However, the country is determined to find a way to acquire the necessary resources to protect its citizens.
“The government is committed to addressing the security situation in Burkina Faso,” says a government official. “We are exploring all available options to ensure that our armed forces are well-equipped and able to tackle the ongoing insurgency.”
This is not the first time that Burkina Faso has faced significant security challenges. Over the past few years, the country has struggled to control the growing threat from armed groups, with attacks becoming increasingly frequent and deadly.
The government has responded by increasing military resources and collaborating more closely with neighboring countries to address the security situation. However, there is still much work to be done to ensure the safety of the country’s citizens.
As Burkina Faso continues to grapple with the ongoing security crisis, the acquisition of new equipment is expected to play a critical role in enabling the country to respond more effectively to the threat posed by armed groups.