In an exclusive interview granted jointly to France 24 and Fir, the Beninese Head of State, President Patrice Talon acknowledged that during the latest post-election violence, there was loss of human life. Without providind the official figures, he confirmed the number 4 put forward by human rights organisations.
Received in an exclusive interview by Marc Perelman of France 24 and Christophe Boisbouvier of FIR, my Beninese president, Patrice Talon did not deny that he lost his life during the last post-election violence. In his explanation, the President of the Republic of Benin placed much more emphasis on hunters who allegedly shot at law enforcement officers. In their response, the police certainly had to reach some of them.
For President Patrice Talon, it is difficult to advance in the context that prevailed during this post-electoral crisis an exact figure of loss of human lives in this sense, he justifies that hunters took those of them who fell under the retaliation not to leave any trace. However, it acknowledges the number 4 put forward by some human rights organisations.