Islamic terrorists in Burkina Faso butchered forty-four Christians, as we read in International Christian Concern:
Islamic extremists recently launched multiple attacks in northern Burkina Faso. The militants targeted Kourakou and Tondobi villages and left at least 44 people dead on April 6-7.
Burkina Faso has struggled with a rise in jihadism over the last several years. Militants linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS began initiating violent attacks in Burkina Faso, mostly starting in 2015. The violence seen in Burkina Faso is part of a broader trend of jihadism that has displaced 2.3 million people across West Africa’s Sahel region.
In 2021, Burkina Faso experienced a record year of conflict and replaced Mali as the epicenter of Sahel terrorism. On June 4, 2021, the country underwent the bloodiest attack yet in its six-year struggle with jihadists, when Al-Qaeda affiliates killed more than 135 civilians over the course of two nights. Seven months and several attacks later, soldiers staged a coup and announced a government run by a military junta.