The Senegalese army has launched a special army operation on Sunday night against deadly rebels in Casamance as the rate of chaos in the southern part of the country becomes intense.
This strategic tactic was launched two months after the tragic death of four armed forces while seven others were held captive by the rebels at the border area with the Gambia.
The seven armies held captives were part of the West African military mission in the Gambia, has however gained their freedom.
“As part of their regain missions of securing people property, the armies launched an operation on Sunday, March 13, 2022, whose main objective is to dismantle the bases of MFDC (movement of democratic forces of Casamance)” faction of Saif Sadio located along the northern border with the Gambia, the Senegalese General Staff said in a speech
“This operation also aims to destroy all armed gangs conducting criminal activities in the area”
“The armies remain determined to preserve the integrity of the national territory at all cost” he ended.
The Casamance area of Senegal has been the central area of one of the country’s lasting conflicts ever since it gained independence. Fighters hover to the street with sophisticated weapons after the suppression of an MFDC march in December 1982.
From the report gotten from local outlet, the rebellion has thrived on the peculiarities of this fertile region, which is largely isolated from Senegal by the Gambia and prone to feelings of neglect.
The conflict has ever since then led to the loss of thousands of lives and crippling the country’s economy and still, it has never subdue at any moment.
There was a tragic killing of 14 men near Zigunichor in 2018 courtesy of the war. Currently, the Senegalese government have prepared to relocate back the displaced.
In January 2021, the army launched an operation against the MFDC bases to allow for the return of the displaced and thus end the conflicts