Journalists are making a documentary about Western ministers discouraging the fight against poaching in the region.
Because the eastern part of Burkina Faso is surrounded by terrorist groups on the axis connecting the towns of Fada and Pama, insecurity prevails. This study is boring for the Burkina Faso security forces. On Tuesday, April 27, the bodies of three Westerners who went missing on Monday after the area was attacked-two Spaniards and one Irish-were eventually found in the bushes covered with bullets.
Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya confirmed the deaths of two nationals: the 43-year-old journalist David Beriain and the 47-year-old Roberto Freile ( Roberto Fraile). The two are making a documentary about the fight against poaching in the area and are following a patrol composed of soldiers, foresters and trainers from the US NGO Cheneta Wildlife.
The organization confirmed on its website that the Irishman, NGO chairman and co-founder Rory Young was also killed.Authorities said Burkina Faso was still missing on Tuesday night, while “Cleaning up” Is continuing.
Two Spanish journalists arrived in the Nazinga Nature Reserve in southern Burkina Faso a week ago, where they received the end of a six-month training course to activate the new anti-poaching force provided by Cheneta Wildlife . Monday’s outing was the unit’s first field operation.
Consistent mission “Patroll the forest along the elephant’s footsteps and check for the presence of wildlife”According to reports, a soldier was injured during the mission and wanted to remain anonymous.According to the same source, the team left from Nadiaboani, one of the last towns before the Patty Nature Reserve, on Monday morning. “thirty” Soldiers, two pickups full of PKMS machine guns and a frigate “Twelve Motorcycles”.
“Shortly after leaving the country, at about 9 am, we ran into a terrorist camp in the forest. There was a black flag with Arabic inscriptions on it. They are many and well equipped.”, Tell the soldier. The jihadists began to fire heavy weapons. The patrol team was trapped in the middle of the convoy, and two reporters were in the pick-up plane. According to reports, the fighting lasted about three hours. “The attackers surrounded us, they even took one of our shuttle planes to shoot us, and we started to run out of ammunition”, Continue this same source. “Westerners got out of the car and tried to escape into the forest. That’s where we lost them”, The latter said, adding that the Swiss were also part of the mission. Several security sources said he was found injured.
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