Unidentified assailants killed at least eight people and wounded four others in Zoaga (Centre-Est region) during the overnight hours (local time) of Sunday, March 31, into Monday, April 1. Officials deployed security reinforcements to the area, which they say has been the site of previous intercommunal violence. Similar attacks are possible in the area over the coming weeks.
Individuals in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments to the security situation and remain vigilant for criminal and militant activity.
Due to the severe threats of terrorism and kidnapping, individuals present in Burkina Faso - including the capital Ouagadougou - are strongly advised to maintain discretion regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times, and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.
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