EU reacts on Burkina-Faso terrorist attack
Brussels 05.06.2021 “Burkina Faso has just been the victim of one of the most grave terrorist attacks in recent years. The EU stands more than ever alongside the country and the G5 Sahel SE to face terrorism and extremism together” the EU Council president Charles Michel wrote on his Twitter micro blog.
Armed men have killed around 100 people in an attack on a village in the north of Burkina Faso, President Roch Kabore said.
During the overnight raid on Solhan, homes and the market were also burned, Reuters news agency reports quoting a government statement.
No group has said it was behind the violence, but Islamist attacks are increasingly common in the Sahel country, especially in regions bordering Niger and Mali.
President Kabore has declared three days of national mourning saying, in a tweet, that “we must stand united against the forces of evil”.
The security forces are currently looking for the perpetrators, he added.