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Rights Groups Accuse Burkina Faso’s Army of Killing 40 Civilians

Rights Groups Accuse Burkina Faso’s Army of Killing 40 Civilians

Human Rights groups in Burkina Faso have accused the army of killing over 40 civilians.

According to the Collective Against Immunity and Stigmatisation of Communities, the civilians were killed in the north of Burkina Faso.

It noted that there had been many cases of kidnapping followed by summary executions.

It further indicated that the victims’ bodies had been found on the road between Taffogo and Bouroum blindfolded with their hands tied.

Meanwhile, the Observatory of Human Dignity, which is another human rights group, disclosed thatmost of the victims were Fulani – a mainly Muslim ethnic group of semi-nomadic herders.

The rights groups alleged that the killings took place early in August this year in the village of Taffogo in Tougouri.

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