Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – (African Boulevard News) – The European Union (EU) offered military aid to Burkina Faso two months ago, and yet the Burkinabe junta has not responded to Brussels. The offer was made to support the country’s security, which has been challenged by the increasing terrorist attacks. However, the Burkinabe junta led by President Ibrahim Traore has turned a deaf ear to the EU.
The EU made the offer in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where EU representatives discussed the security situation with the junta. Despite the visit and the offer of help, the junta has not responded to the EU’s offer.
“While many organizations and countries have come forward to help us, we are suspicious of the EU’s intentions,” said President Ibrahim Traore in a press briefing. “We don’t want to become a pawn in their game.”
Burkina Faso has been experiencing a surge in terrorist attacks in recent years and has become one of the most affected countries in the Sahel region. The country has been trying to deal with the issue alone but has not been able to get a handle on the problem.
The EU’s offer of military aid was seen as a much-needed lifeline for Burkina Faso’s security forces. But with the junta not responding to the EU, the country’s security situation remains in a precarious position.
According to a report by African Intelligence, the Burkinabe junta is skeptical of the EU’s true intentions behind the offer. There are concerns that the EU may have ulterior motives and may take advantage of the situation to further their interests in the region.
The EU has been active in the Sahel region and has been providing aid to countries like Burkina Faso. However, with the country’s junta turning down the offer of military aid, it remains to be seen how the EU will react.
In conclusion, the EU’s offer of military aid to Burkina Faso remains unaccepted by the country’s junta. The country’s security situation continues to be a concern, and it remains to be seen how the situation will be resolved. With terrorism on the rise in the Sahel region, it is crucial for countries to work together to ensure peace and security for their citizens.