Burkina Faso – Attacks against the civilian populations (28 January 2019)

France utterly condemns the attack carried out yesterday against a market in the village of Sikire in Burkina Faso, which left several people dead. It is concerned at the increase in the number of attacks targeted against the security forces and the civilian populations in this country.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and to the people of Burkina Faso and demand that an investigation into these crimes be conducted as swiftly as possible and that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

France, together will all its partners in the region, stands alongside Burkina Faso in the face of terrorism and is determined to continue to lend its support to the efforts of President Kaboré and Mr. Dabiré’s new government to combat this scourge.