Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Monday addressed the terrorism troubled-nation, lamenting religion targeted-attacks designed to weaken the collective life in the country, in the capital Ouagadougou.
“These attacks are designed to weaken our living together and the social cohesion we have inherited from our ancestors and that we must preserve at any cost,” the president said in his address.
Last Friday, at least 15 worshipers were killed during prayer in an attack on mosque by unidentified gunmen in Salmossi, in northern Sahelian Oudalan province of Burkina Faso.
Already on 12 May this year, a priest and 5 followers were killed in a Catholic Church of Kaya diocese at Diabo, after the killing on 29 April of a preacher and 5 followers in a Protestant Church at Silgadji.
“This affords me the opportunity to urge Burkina Faso people, from all combined religious faiths as well as from all combined social and community origins, to stand united and in solidarity,” Kabore told the Nation.
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing a spate of terrorist attacks that killed about 500 people and caused some 280,000 internally displaced others including more than 9,000 pupils. Enditem