‘Gbagbo allies behind wave of attacks in Ivory Coast’

Thirty-five people, a number of them soldiers, have reportedly been arrested for involvement in the ‘destabilisation project’.

FILE: A supporter of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo holds a flyer picturing Gbagbo. Picture: AFP.

ABIDJAN - A group of allies of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one living in exile in neighbouring Ghana, are behind a wave of attacks on security installations this year, the Interior Minister said on Thursday.

Thirty-five people, a number of them soldiers, have been arrested for involvement in the “destabilisation project”, according to a statement released by Sidiki Diakite following a meeting of the National Security Council.