Dozens of trucks are parked in the city and at the exit from Kaya. Carriers who have been the victims of kidnapping or theft of their goods prefer to wait for the armed forces before continuing their journey to Dori or Essakane.
as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani
According to residents of Kaya, about 100 kilometers north of the capital, dozens of trucks are parked in and outside the city with their dealers.
“There are trucks transporting containers, hydrocarbons and food,” said Brahima Rabo, president of the Union of Truck Drivers of Burkina. “There are many robberies and threats between Kaya and Dori. And between Dori and Esakane. Just last Monday, armed men kidnapped two trucks with food, medicine and a generator,” he said.
“It is very worrying. We are transporting hydrocarbons to the mines, so we need an escort,” insists one of the drivers.
According to a civil society official from the city of Kaya, the most dangerous axis covers the municipalities of Pissila, Tougouri, Taparko and Yalgho. “It is very difficult to move goods in this area,” he said. He assures that consultations are underway with the administrative authorities of the region to find a solution so that these trucks can return to their destination.