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Canadian national abducted in northern Burkina Faso, confirms Minister


Devdiscourse News Desk Burkina Faso
Updated: 16-01-2019 21:59 IST
Canadian national abducted in northern Burkina Faso, confirms Minister

A Canadian national was kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso near the Malian border on Tuesday night, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo told reporters on Wednesday. Attacks by Islamist militants have surged in the country in recent months and Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces since Dec. 31.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Burkina Faso Canada

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