Burkina Faso is in mourning again. An as yet unidentified armed group struck in the north of the country, killing more than 100 people. Faced with this tragedy, the Burkinabe head of state has declared three days of national mourning.
The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, has decreed three days of national mourning, from June 5 at midnight to June 7 at 11:59 p.m. This decision comes following the terrible attack that struck the gold mining town of Solhan, in the province of Yagha, in northern Burkina Faso, on the night of Friday June 4 to Saturday June 5. It was around 2 a.m. when the attackers took action.
“The attack, launched by numerous armed men, initially targeted the post of the volunteers for the defense of the homeland, the civilian auxiliaries of the armed forces as part of the fight against terrorism. It was later that she went against the houses, “reported a local source reported by RFI. The balance sheet, still provisional, reports 132 dead and several injured; houses and the village market were set on fire.
According to Hamadi Boubacar, mayor of Sebba, a locality located about ten kilometers from Solhan, the unidentified assailants “ransacked everything in their path. They killed people, burned cars, ransacked shops, ready to destroy anything they saw in their path. ” The first person in charge of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, reassured his compatriots that measures are taken to find and neutralize the authors of this “despicable act”.
The attack that night is considered the most violent and deadly known by Burkina Faso since jihadist groups began to plague the country in 2015. From this year to date, at least 1,400 people have lost life, and over a million more have moved.
Source : Afrik.com / By Serge Ouitano