Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday strongly condemned the heinous attack by unidentified assailants on a village in the province of Yagha in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso, which resulted in the killing of over 100 civilians, including seven children.

Through a statement attributable to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, the UN chief expressed his outrage over the killing and underscored the urgent need for the international community to redouble support to member states in the fight against violent extremism and its unacceptable human toll.

The secretary-general expressed his deepest condolences to the victims’ families, as well as to the government and people of Burkina Faso.

He wished those injured a speedy recovery and conveyed the full support of the United Nations to the authorities in their efforts to overcome the threats to the peace, stability and unity of the country, the statement said.

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleMore than 100 civilians killed in northern Burkina Faso
Next articleEthiopia to administer anti-cholera vaccines to 2 million residents of restive region
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here