One hundred civilians have been killed in Solhan, Burkina Faso. The President has declared a 72-hour national mourning period.
Confirming the attack, President Roch Kaboré stated that “during the night of June 4 to 5, armed individuals attacked the village SOLHAN in the commune of Sebba in the Sahel region.”
“I bow to the memory of the hundred civilians killed in this barbaric attack and send my condolences to the families of the victims.” The President said.
“Faced with this tragedy, I decreed a national mourning of 72 hours, from this day at 00:00. The defense and security forces are hard at work to find and neutralize the perpetrators of this despicable act. We must remain united and united against these forces of evil.” He added.
Local media reports that according to government sources, the number of fatalities could increase.
Terrorists have visited several concessions, blindly shooting at their occupants. Several habitats and Solhan market have been set on fire.