An attack on a village in Northern Burkina Faso

Roughly over 135 people have been killed by armed men that were linked to Alqaeda and ISIL. Despite no group has claimed responsibility so far. Government spokesman,  Ousseni Tamboura told the reporters that seven children included the victims and another 40 residents were also wounded.

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore called the killings “barbaric” and said the Burkinabe people “must remain united and solid against these obscurantist forces”.  The overnight assault was the deadliest recorded in years in Burkina Faso. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was “outraged” by the killings in Burkina Faso and offered the country the world body’s “full support”.

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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,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

Burkina Faso has now declared 72 hours of mourning in the country.

In Solhan, a local source told AFP the assailants stuck at approximately 2am against a position of the Volunteers for the Defense of the Motherland (VDP), a civilian defense force that backs the national army.

They then attacked homes and carried out “executions,” the source said

There are overspill security incidents now, in countries along the Gulf of Guinea coast. So, think Benin, think Togo. The Ghanaians are particularly worried about what’s happening along their border with Burkina Faso. Ivory Coast, also. This is becoming increasingly an international issue.