The president declares two days of national mourning after the attack that left 41 dead

The president declares two days of national mourning after the attack that left 41 dead

The move follows a new attack by suspected jihadists that hit the country this week, killing 41 civilians and an army aide.

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A strong emotion in Burkina Faso. “Faso president declares 48 hours of national mourning”, which began on Sunday, December 26 at 12 a.m., This was stated in a statement by the government spokesman, Al-Kasum Ma’ika. The move follows a new attack by suspected jihadists that hit the country this week, killing 41 civilians and an army aide. This ambush by armed groups targeted civilians and homeland defense volunteers in the northern Yu region.

“The search mission in the ambush area (…) evaluated 41 bodies”, add text. He said that among the victims was Ladji Yoro, who is considered a leader of the VDP in Burkina Faso.

“Identification of the victims continues”, confirms the government press release, which ‘Strongly condemns this barbarism’.

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