Large demonstration in Douentza yesterday: the population denounces the embargo on Boni and demands the delivery of food

Large demonstration in Douentza yesterday: the population denounces the embargo on Boni and demands the delivery of food
Large demonstration in Douentza yesterday: the population denounces the embargo on Boni and demands the delivery of food

The Forces vives of the Douentza region organized yesterday Monday, May 27, 2024, a peaceful march in the town of Douentza to express their dissatisfaction with the terrorist embargo which continues to cause victims in Boni and its surrounding villages for more than ten (10) months.

The demonstration began at the prefecture and ended at the city’s Governorate. This peaceful march is a demonstration and a cry of heart towards the administrative and political authorities of the Douentza region to draw their attention to the socio-economic suffering of the population of Boni and its surroundings for more than ten months. It reflects the populations’ attachment to peace, security and human dignity. Boni has received good integration from all the communities within which we find the Fulani, the Dogons, the Arabs, the Tamasheqs, the Moors, the Telems, the Mossis, the Samogos, the Hausas.

In addition to securing the commune of Haïré (Boni), the demonstrators are demanding the transport of their food and pharmaceutical products, including the stock of one hundred (100) tonnes which continues to increase in Douentza, as well as assistance for internally displaced persons in Douentza.

The demonstrators carried signs that read: “Help; To the population of Boni bruised during 10 months of embargo. Human deaths continue to increase due to famine and the forced displacement of populations. Boni is hungry. We want the delivery of food. Vaccinations are suspended in Boni…”.

Indeed, despite the presence of the Malian armed forces, the security situation is not resilient in Boni. Because of the embargo imposed by terrorists for ten (10) months, people are struggling to find something to live on. In recent days, the city has been emptying its population in waves towards the town of Douentza to protect itself from the repression of terrorist groups and famine. The city has never been in such bad shape since 2012. This is why the region’s active forces have decided to unite as one to demonstrate their discontent and call on the highest authorities in the country to take action. bull by the horns.

YOUSSOUF KONATE

The Evening of Bamako

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