Two days after the liberation of four hostages by four French special forces in northern Burkina Faso, a Catholic priest and five worshipers were killed in Dablo, in the Sanmatenga province of Burkina Faso.
Six people, including a Catholic priest, were killed in the morning of Sunday, May 12 at a church in Dablo, a commune in Sanmatenga province in northern Burkina Faso.
According to the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, it is around 9 o’clock that armed men burst into the catholic church and began shooting. Doing six deaths. “The attack was carried out by a” group of armed men estimated between twenty and thirty (…) They burned the church, then shops and one before going to the health center, where they searched the local and set fire to the postmaster’s nurse’s vehicle, “said Zongo.
In Burkina Faso, most attacks are not claimed, but they are attributed to jihadist groups, including Ansarul Islam, the Islamist and Muslim Support Group (GSIM, linked to Al Qaeda), and the state. Islamic High Sahara (EIGS).
Today, hundreds of schools are closed in the north of the country, and most civil servants, including teachers, have fled from these jihadist-threatened areas, while the armed forces are moving little and carefully, regularly suffering losses.