Morocco condemns attacks in Burkina Faso as despicable terrorist aggression
This came in a message that Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita addressed to his Burkinabe peer, Mr. Alpha Barry.
Nasser Bourita denounced the despicable terrorist attacks, which targeted northern Burkina Faso, killing 160 innocent civilians and burning down several homes as well as the local market in Solhan.
The Kingdom of Morocco strongly condemns this cowardly aggression and this abject terrorist act, which is rejected by all religions and universal humanist values, states Bourita in his message.
On this painful occasion, Morocco “expresses its total and strong solidarity with the Burkinabe government” and presents its deep condolences and its sincere feelings of compassion and sympathy to the grieving families and to the brotherly Burkinabe people, the message adds.
Reports indicate that the unidentified assailants initially targeted a gold mine near a village in the Province of Yagha, close the border with Niger, before attacking the community’s market.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and several UN agencies have expressed outrage at the killing of over a hundred civilians, including at least seven children, in the attack by unidentified assailants.
They strongly condemned the heinous attack and underscored the urgent need for the international community to redouble support to Member States in the fight against violent extremism and its unacceptable human toll.