Despite regaining control at the mine following an armed group of artisanal miners seeking to steal ore from its stockpile Avesoro suspended all mining activities.
Serhan Umurhan, the company CEO, is currently travelling to Youga with the General Manager of the Mine to assess the situation and determine when operations can re-commence.
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In the meantime, as a precaution, all staff at Youga have been relocated to Ouagadougou. Government security forces will remain on site to protect the company’s assets.