Research is underway in Burkina Faso to find around fifty women kidnapped Thursday and Friday in the north of the country by suspected jihadists, the governor of the Sahel region announced in a statement on Monday.
As searches continue in northern Burkina Faso to find around 50 women kidnapped by suspected jihadists, Burkinabe human rights defender Daouda Diallo worries about a “new situation”.
“It’s a first that we see the abduction of several dozen women. Sometimes we recorded isolated cases but they more or less managed to move around more than the men, but today the situation is worrying and that is as if it is a new deal today in insecurity that must be taken into account.
The secretary general of the Collective against impunity and the stigmatization of communities (CISC), which carries out investigative work on violence in Burkina Faso, adds that “these armed extremist groups are increasingly militarized”.
About fifty women were kidnapped Thursday and Friday by suspected jihadists in two localities north and west of the commune of Arbinda (north), said Monday Lieutenant-Colonel Rodolphe Sorgho, governor of the Sahel region. , in a press release.