Ivory Coast: Ex-soldiers seize arms and take positions in the western town of Bouake
Gunfire has erupted at a military camp in the western Ivory Coast town of Daloa, a resident and an army source said, hours after demobilised soldiers took control of Bouake, the West African nation’s second-largest city.
Unrest also erupted in the city of Korhogo, according to The Associated Press news agency.
Former soldiers seized weapons from police stations overnight on Thursday and took up positions at entry points into Bouake, military sources said.
The city was the seat of a rebellion that controlled the northern half of the country from 2002 until Ivory Coast was reunited following a civil war in 2011.