The Burkina Faso government has been criticized for abuse by the security forces, who are alleged to have carried out extrajudicial executions to ensure that they are terrorists disguised as members of the Burkinabe armed forces. You are behind this kind of action.
Government spokesman Rémis Fulgance Djandijou said in a statement in response to Human Rights Watch (HRW )’s report released earlier this week, which denounced the discovery of 180 bodies in mass graves in the area from Djibouto in November 2019 to April 2020 North of the country. According to the statements collected by the NGO, they were men of Peul descent who were allegedly executed by the security forces.
“The government and, consequently, the national armed forces have always put respect for human rights at the center of their interests,” said the spokesman, arguing that the HRW accusations were “a misleading reading of security forces efforts” given the “war that has been going on since 2016 was imposed by terrorist movements and unidentified armed men “.
According to Djandijou, terrorists “after confiscating certain material and military uniforms from the armed forces have specialized in creating confusion and pretending to be members of the Defense and Security Forces (SDS)”.