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27 jan. 2020 | 21h49 UTC

Burkina Faso: Unidentified assailants kill dozens in Silgadji (Soum province) January 25 /update 1

Burkina Faso Alerte de sécurité

Unidentified, armed assailants kill dozens, possibly as many as 50 people, in Silgadji (Tongomayel commune, Soum province) January 25; similar attacks possible in Soum province over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/1/2020, 12h00 until 29/1/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Silgadji (Soum province), Burkina Faso

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Event

Unidentified, armed assailants killed dozens of people in Silgadji village (Tongomayel commune, Soum province) on Saturday, January 25. Unconfirmed sources claim that as many as 50 people were killed in the attack.

Similar attacks are possible in Soum province over the near term.

Context

Burkina Faso declared a state of emergency for the country's border regions on January 1, 2019, to remain in effect until January 12, 2021.

Terrorism has become an increasingly severe security threat in Burkina Faso since 2015. Educational institutions, local government officials, and security forces are specifically targeted. Initially concentrated in the Sahel region, attacks have spread to other regions, including eastern Burkina Faso (Est region) which is also known for high crime rates. Attacks are usually attributed to Ansarul Islam and other groups affiliated with Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Advice

Individuals in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments relating to the security situation, obey local regulations (e.g. state-of-emergency orders), and remain vigilant for criminal and militant activity.

Due to severe threats of terrorism and kidnapping, individuals present in Burkina Faso - including the capital Ouagadougou - are strongly advised to be discreet 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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