The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, strongly condemns an attack that killed 25 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Burkina Faso on the night of 4 October.
Survivors of the attack said that 25 people- all men – were killed, and one seriously injured when their convoy carrying 46 people was ambushed by an armed group near the village of Ouin-tokoul-ga, in the country’s Sanmatenga province in the Centre-Nord region.
According to the survivors, the men were separated from the group and executed with one of them left for dead.
UNHCR has described the killings as a brutal and callous act. Romain Desclous is a spokesman for the UNHCR West and Central Africa Bureau.