One survivor of the attack told ACN that “The terrorists entered the village of Bourasso on motorbikes around 5pm on Sunday 3 July, and went off again without doing anything… But they came back during the night, threatening the villagers in the square in front of the church.”
The villagers asked to be spared, and it is then that the “doubtless several dozen” attackers began to shoot them.
The priest from Nouna said that “These people have nothing to do with politics or terrorist groups. They have nothing to defend themselves with when they are attacked. It’s absolute turmoil.”
“In spite of everything, we keep up our hope. We keep up our courage to live the days that God has given us,” he added. “Here, when you get up, you know that you are alive, but you don’t know if you will still be alive in the evening”.
AFP reported that another attack by suspected jihadists killed 12 people in Namissiguima, in Yatenga province, on July 2.
Burkina Faso, located in West Africa, has seen an increase in Islamist violence in recent years.
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