Spain confirmed on Tuesday that two nationals were killed in a poaching patrol in the east of the country after Monday’s attack.
After the attack in eastern Burkina Faso, three Europeans and one Burkina Faso disappeared. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed the deaths of two of his nationals on Tuesday, April 27.
The third European, the Irish, also “Executed by terrorists”, Announced a senior official of the Burkina Faso security service.In Dublin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs simply clarified that “Contact the family of Irish nationals and provide all possible consular support” But refused “Comment on the specific details of the current case”.
According to AFP (AFP) local and security sources, we do not currently know the fate of the last missing person.
An anti-poaching patrol composed of soldiers, foresters, trainers and western journalists, “It was the target of the Fada Nguma Parma axis”, The identities of local officials were announced earlier in the day.Security sources confirmed the attack, and one of the Westerners who claimed to be missing was “Two Spaniards and one Irishman. All training journalists work on behalf of an NGO dedicated to protecting the environment.”.
According to security sources, the attack was carried out by armed personnel on two pickup trucks and a dozen motorcycles. They pointed out that the attackers had taken away two pickup trucks and a drone. Weapons and equipment.
In recent years, there have been several kidnappings of foreign hostages in Burkina Faso. Since 2015, the organization has been facing increasingly frequent jihadist attacks. An Australian couple was kidnapped in Gibb (on the border with Mali and Niger) on the night of January 15-16, 2016, which was apparently coordinated with the attack in Ouagadougou. That night, jihadists opened fire at cafes, restaurants and hotels on Kwame-Nkrumah Avenue in the nightlife hotspot of Ouwadougou, killing 30 people and injuring 71 others.
About a month after the kidnapping, the kidnappers handed over the woman Jocelyn Elliot to the authorities in Niger. She then returned to Burkina Faso and then back to Australia. The whereabouts of the man is still unknown. In December 2018, an Italian Canadian couple disappeared on the road between Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou. After being imprisoned for more than a year, he has been released in neighboring Mali.
Since 2015, Burkina Faso, which borders Mali and Niger, has been a victim of jihadists. Since Burkina Faso, it has been the northern part of the country that borders Mali in the north. This is the atrocities of jihadist groups, which include support groups against Islam and Muslims, and is the northern part of the country. (GSIM) is affiliated with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Greater Sahara (EIGS), and then targets the capital and other regions, especially the east and the north.
Since 2015, the violent actions of the jihadists have caused more than 1,200 deaths and more than 1 million people have been displaced and fled the violent areas.