Vital suspends Burkina Faso activities on security concerns

22nd March 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

PERTH ( – Junior Vital Metals has suspended exploration activities in Burkina Faso, citing security concerns.

The ASX-listed company, which owns the Nahouri gold project in that country, on Friday noted the ongoing security concerns for Burkina Faso, where a state of emergency has been declared for several of the northern provinces, which will remain in place until July this year.

Vital told shareholders that its tenements in the country remained in good standing, adding that it had received a number of approaches from mining companies assessing the exploration data on the tenements. Vital will progress these approaches while monitoring the security environment in Burkina Faso.

Vital last year withdraw from the Bouli gold project, in the Niger, citing concerns over the geopolitical situation in that country.