According to various sources, more than 100 civilians were killed in the attack that took place on the night between 4 and 5 June at the village of Solhan, located in the province of Yagha in the Sahel region, located on the border between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. In these three countries, unfortunately, a crisis is underway which at the moment seems unstoppable and which is causing immense suffering to the civilian population: attacks, deaths and thousands of displaced people who have to flee their lands are daily news.
Returning to what happened in Solhan according to the news agency of Burkina Faso the terrorists, several groups of jihadist matrix have been operating for years in this area of the country, entered the village shooting on the people they met, setting fire to homes and the village market. It is the most serious tragedy since 2015, a year that is considered to be the start of the process of destabilization of Burkina Faso, which has so far led to more than 1400 deaths and more than a million internally displaced persons.
“The country is in shock for this further attack – Giulia Polato tells us from Ouagadougou, where she manages the projects of Mani Tese in the country – People are terrified, tired and devastated by this war of which on the other side of the Mediterranean no one speaks. Today there are 132 dead to mourn. And tomorrow?”
Three days of national mourning have been proclaimed by President Rock Kaboré, who also declared that the country’s defense and security forces have been mobilized to search for and neutralize the perpetrators of this despicable act.
Mani Tese joins the pain of the people of Burkina Faso and the families of the victims in this moment of great suffering. Mani Tese remains committed with even more motivation with various development projects in the country to combat the widespread poverty that affects its population. Poverty is unfortunately a fertile ground for terrorists who manage to recruit young people with no future prospects for their brutal actions.
I am Giovanni Sartor, graduated in Political Sciences with a thesis on political transition in Senegal. Once I finished my studies I immediately began to deal with “the world” and for three and a half years I worked as head of a shelter for migrants, asylum seekers and foreign students. In 2000 I left for Kenya where I remained almost seven […]