Over 100 killed in Burkina Faso's attack, UN chief outraged
New Delhi : UN chief Antonio Guterres is outraged to learn about the massacre of civilians in Burkina Faso's volatile north, his spokesperson said. This is the worst attack since Islamist violence in 2015.
"The Secretary-General is outraged by the killing, early today, of over a hundred civilians, including seven children, in an attack by unidentified assailants on a village in the Province of Yagha, in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso," Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
According to the government, terrorists attacked people of all ages and even set fire to their homes and the main market overnight near the borders with Mali and Niger.
Over 100 civilians were killed in the attack, TOI report quoted a source. "The toll, which is still provisional, is about about 100 dead, men and woman of different ages", the source said.
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," Dujarric said.
The United Nation has announced their complete support to the authorities who are trying to fight the situation to bring peace, stability and the unity in the nation.