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Ivorian gov't to invest over $120 m to fortify security

Ivorian gov't to invest over $120 m to fortify security

Ivory Coast

The Ivorian government is expected to invest almost $122 million to strengthen its defense forces.

The move comes a few weeks after the bloody attack occurred in the Grand Bassam Beach resort, in which at least 19 people died including three members of the Ivorian security forces on March 13.

The money will be spent on strengthening the intelligence services, border surveillance and the deployment of additional troops across the country amongst others.

“They will be better equipped with more suitable means of armory and work in a more suitable environment compared to when the attack in Grand-Bassam happened,” said Bruno Koné, government spokesperson.

Security management has become a major factor in most African economies.

Many countries trying to increase development include Tunisia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Kenya, all of whom are facing terrorist attacks and threats.

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