Dablo, 09 July, 2022 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Survivors of a terrorist attack in Bourasso in Burkina Faso’s Nouna Diocese that left dozens killed have recounted their experiences of the Sunday, July 3 attack.
The Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported that “at least 22 people, perhaps more, were murdered during a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.”
In interviews with ACN shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, July 6, survivors recounted their experiences of the attack.
“The terrorists entered the village of Bourasso on motorbikes around 5 p.m. on Sunday 3 July, and went off again without doing anything… But they came back during the night, threatening the villagers in the square in front of the church,” one of the survivors told ACN.
The survivor added, “While the villagers were begging to be spared, more inhabitants came to join in the pleading, because the terrorists had already come into this village several times and had been threatening the whole region for the past two years.”