Islamist attacks – Christians in northern Burkina Faso are being attacked, expelled and murdered, village by village.
by Maria Lozano
According to sources close to the international Catholic charity and pastoral foundation ACN, the Christian population in the north of Burkina Faso are currently being exterminated or expelled from their villages by Muslim extremists in the country. The most recent villages to have been abandoned are those of Hitté and Rounga, where the inhabitants have been given an ultimatum by the Islamic terrorists, ordering them to convert to Islam or leave their homes. “They are by no means the only ones facing this situation, rather they are just part of a programme by the jihadists who are deliberately sowing terror, assassinating members of the Christian communities and forcing the remaining Christians to flee after notifying them that they will return in three days time – and that they do not wish to find any Christians or catechumens still there.”
Displaced Christians from the parish and village of Titao, diocese of Ouahigouya in in Burkina Faso 2019. Copyright Aid to the Church in Need.