A series of attacks on communications networks in Burkina Faso has been blamed on the country’s military.
The attack on the network in Kidal, a town of about 8,000 people, came after Burkina-Faso authorities banned all communication over the weekend, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
Burkina Fasos President Patrick Lecunha has blamed the attacks on the military.
He said the military will not tolerate a hostile takeover of its networks, Reuters said.
“The military will no longer tolerate the illegal takeover of our networks,” Leconha said.
Burkan authorities are accused of ordering the network shutdown.
The network was set up in 2006 as a service to provide internet access to rural communities.
Reuters reported that the military has denied the attacks.
Burkinabe officials have been trying to negotiate with the military to help restore the network.
It is unclear whether the government is seeking military assistance to restore service, or if it is just seeking to get the network back online.
Burka is a nomadic African nation that has fought an insurgency for years and has been plagued by a power struggle for control of the country since the end of the Cold War.
The country has been battling a surge in terrorism and political violence.