UN chief Antonio Guterres is “outraged” over the bloodbath of civilians in Burkina Faso’s unstable north, his spokesman stated Saturday, the deadliest assaults since Islamist violence erupted within the west African nation in 2015.
“The Secretary-Basic is outraged by the killing, early right now, of over 100 civilians, together with seven kids, in an assault by unidentified assailants on a village within the Province of Yagha, within the Sahel Area of Burkina Faso,” Stephane Dujarric stated in an announcement.
The nation’s authorities stated “terrorists,” a time period for jihadists, killed civilians of all ages and set hearth to properties and the principle market in a single day close to the borders with Mali and Niger.
An area official instructed AFP dozens had been wounded.
Guterres “strongly condemns the heinous assault and underscores the pressing want for the worldwide neighborhood to redouble assist to Member States within the combat in opposition to violent extremism and its unacceptable human toll,” Dujarric stated.
The United Nations expressed its “full assist to the authorities of their efforts to beat the threats to the peace, stability and unity of the nation.”
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