ECOWAS stabilisation force deploys in Guinea Bissau
A bloc of West African nations began deploy a stabilisation force to Guinea- Bissau after the country was thrown into coup attempt.
Guinea-Bissau survived the failed coup attempt on 1 February that killed 11 people.
Guinea- Bissau Stabilisation Support Mission comprises 600 armed forces from Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana, conferring to the Economic Community of West African States( ECOWAS) alliance.
Mohammad Alhassan, the mission‘s military chief, stated that it’s inclusive of the whole country.
General Francis Behanzin, ECOWAS’s commissioner for political affairs, peace and security, said the mission will last one year and is renewable.
The bloc had formerly stationed a force for stability and security in Guinea- Bissau after the April 2012 coup. The stationed force, with over,000 soldiers and police officers, left the country in 2020, maintaining stability for eight years.