The Minister of Communications announced: “Terrorists have intimidated, robbed and assassinated civilians.”
A fatal attack was carried out on the village of Setenga commune in northern Burkina Faso from Monday to Tuesday night. “Eighteen Deaths”Announced on Wednesday, April 28, the Governor of the Sahel, Colonel Salfo Kaboré.
“The number of casualties was 18 and the number of serious injuries was 1. The attack caused a large-scale flow of residents from all over the region to the commune capital., Highlighted the governor’s press release.
On Tuesday night, in a previous report, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Propaganda and Government Spokesperson Ousséni Tamboura reported “Invasion of armed men in the Sahel – Sofokel, Yatakou, Tao and Seytenga – In the province of Seino”,Had “Ten dead”. “Terrorists have intimidated, robbed and assassinated civilians. The balance sheet shows that more than a dozen people have died.”, Announced the minister.
Local elected officials, who asked not to be named, had mentioned that part of him 15 people died. “The other five people were kidnapped by the attackers and they also took them away. [triporteurs], Destroy the food and livestock of the enterprise”, He has designated.
Seytenga is a rural commune located 40 kilometers northeast of Dori, the capital of the Sahel region, and 10 kilometers from the border of Niger. Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been a target of jihadist attacks, just like the neighboring countries of the Sahel, Mali and Niger.
The atrocities were first concentrated in the northern part of the country, bordering Mali, and were atrocities committed by jihadist groups, including the Islamic and Muslim Support Organization (GSIM) linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Greater Sahara, before becoming targets. Since 2015, the capital and other regions, especially the eastern and northwestern regions, have caused more than 1,300 deaths and 1 million displaced.
On Tuesday, the Spanish Prime Minister confirmed the deaths of two of his nationals who were journalists executed by terrorists. This was after an attack in eastern Burkina Faso killed an Irishman who was also murdered by jihadists.