15 people killed, one injured at Baptism in Burkina Faso

15 people have been killed and one injured in an attack perpetrated by unidentified armed individuals in a cultivation hamlet in Burkina Faso on Tuesday night.

A statement from the governor of the Sahel region Colonel Major Salfo Kaboré said that the attack targeted people who were gathered for a baptism ceremony.

“On the night of Tuesday, May 18, 2021, unidentified armed individuals (IANI) broke into the cultivation hamlet of Adjarara, about 07 km from Tin-Akoff, province of Oudalan and attacked citizens gathered for a baptism.

The results of this attack show fifteen people killed and one person injured, all male.” The governor said.

The governor offered his condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

He also invited members of the public to report all cases of suspicious movements to the defense and security forces.

(With input from Infowakat)