At least three people were killed and two more kidnapped in a new attack carried out on Sunday in the town of Tin-Akoff in northern Burkina Faso. This has been confirmed by security sources as insecurity increased in the African country.
These sources, cited by the Burkinabe news portal Infowakat, indicate that an armed group stormed the Adjora neighborhood, where they set fire to several houses before murdering three people and escaping with two hostages.
For their part, sources quoted by Radio France Internationale have assured that the attack was carried out by hundreds of armed people who also stole various cattle. They also threatened a large-scale attack, according to security sources.
Tin-Akoff is located near the border with Mali and Niger, where attacks by jihadist groups have increased in recent years.
In another case, at least three soldiers were injured on Saturday by the explosion of a handmade bomb between the cities of Sebba and Mansila in the east of the country, according to the state news agency AIB in Burkinabe.
The Burkinabe government announced on May 6 that around 18,000 people had been displaced as a result of recent attacks by jihadist groups in the north and east of the country, including those that led to the capture and murder of Burkina Faso. The Spanish journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile and Rory Young from Ireland.
Increased operations by jihadist groups – including the Al-Qaeda branch in the Sahel, the Group in Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara (ISGS) – and mounting tensions between the communities are affecting the security situation in the region makes Burkina Faso difficult. Faced with this situation, the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Christophe Dabiré, opened the door to a possible dialogue with the terrorists in early February.