UN chief Antonio Guterres is “outraged” over the bloodbath of civilians in Burkina Faso’s risky north, his spokesman stated Saturday, the deadliest assaults since Islamist violence erupted within the west African nation in 2015.
“The Secretary-General is outraged by the killing, early today, of over a hundred civilians, including seven children, in an attack by unidentified assailants on a village in the Province of Yagha, in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso,” Stephane Dujarric stated in a press release.
The nation’s authorities stated “terrorists,” a time period for jihadists, killed civilians of all ages and set hearth to properties and the primary market in a single day close to the borders with Mali and Niger.
A neighborhood official advised AFP dozens had been wounded.
Guterres “strongly condemns the heinous attack and underscores the urgent need for the international community to redouble support to Member States in the fight against violent extremism and its unacceptable human toll,” Dujarric stated.
The United Nations expressed its “full support to the authorities in their efforts to overcome the threats to the peace, stability and unity of the country.”
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