News reaching the media has it that 11 soldiers are killed and 50 civilians are missing. This happened in Burkina Faso after there was an alleged Jihadist attack, this statement was made by the government.
Burkina Faso attack termed “barbaric”
There was an ambush on Monday which targeted a supply convoy that was escorted by the army travelling to Djibo which is located in the northern town. According to the AFP news agency, the government termed the attack barbaric. The region was seen to be facing a jihadist crisis.
The jihadist crisis is seen to have killed thousands of people, leaving that and going to the number of displaced persons, it is seen that they are over two million.
Burkina Faso attack: In 2015
There was a coup in 2015 which was successful and the LT. colonel Paul Henri took power. When he took the power, he promised to put an end to the Islamist insurgency. This was made known in 2015, up till now the violence/attack is still prominent
The LT. colonel took his position at the forefront of the country’s fight against the Islamist soldiers. It was seen that the colonel wrote a book titled “West African Armies and Terrorism: Uncertain Responses”.
Burkina Faso attack: 5th of September
This date bears a record that 11 civilians were killed. After this, it was seen again that 37 were wounded after there was another hit by an explosive device. This happened on the main road leading to the northern side of the country before the incident happened.
It is clearly stated that convey has been targeted that very month has it is not the first time supply.
Burkina Faso attack caused major damages
It was said by the authorities that the attack which happened on Monday has caused significant damage. It is said that no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, nevertheless, it has caused significant damage that left twenty-eight (28) wounded including the soldiers. Looking at it, 1 volunteer for the defence of the homeland and 7 civilians.
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Burkina Faso attack: where did the attack take place
According to the news media, they said the jihadist group’s linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic state and they are the ones that pushed the attack. This event takes place in the Gaskinde, which is in the area of Soum province.
Burkina Faso attack: Focus set on Sahel Africa region
It is stated in the news that the jihadist seized land, not only that, they obstructed the areas they have planned the convoy will be headed.
Al-Quaeda Islamic State group have focused on the Sahel Africa region. They decided on this since they have had several setbacks in the Middle East.
The Sahel geographical zone; description
The Sahel region is seen to include the part of Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. The region is a strip of semi-arid land that is beneath the Sahara desert. The region went after this desert, stretching from the east to the west.
Burkina Faso attack: 2013
Since 2013, French militants have been trying to aid the Sahel armies to fight militants.
After a diplomatic fallout with the country’s military rulers in August. It was seen that the French troops withdrew from Mali but remain in the Sahel region. When other nations saw this withdrawal, they panicked because it could worsen the Jihadist insurgency that is already in the area. This, the country is protecting against seriously.
Burkina Faso attack: Other country statements
The Ivory coast president said that they will be necessitated to increase defence and stare up protections of the borders. This the president said passing a warning out that it could build a political vacuum.
Nana Akudo Addo is a Ghanaian president and he has urged the united nations to maintain its peacekeeping soldiers that are in Mali. He said they should be there despite the departure of the French.
The news today has it that numerous civilians and some soldiers were killed and wounded. Before this took place, there was an alleged Jihadist attack.
The Jihadist crisis is seen to have killed thousands of people, leaving that and going to the number of displaced persons which is 2 million plus.