Burkina Faso’s terrorist act is condemned by the African Union

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ADDIS ABABA – African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has condemned a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.

The chairperson condemned the horrible and filthy act in Seytenga in a tweet and conveyed his condolences to the dead families, the government, and the people of Burkina Faso.

According to Xinhua, the death toll from an attack on the commune of Seytenga in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region over the weekend has risen from 50 to 79.

Over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, unidentified gunmen assaulted the Seytenga commune in Seno province, northern Burkina Faso. From Tuesday through Thursday, the government has designated a 72-hour national mourning period for the victims.

Since 2015, security in Burkina Faso has deteriorated, with more than 1,000 people killed and 1.9 million people displaced.