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Barnabas Update – October 17th 2019

Christian family murdered in Burkina Faso

Barnabas Fund, 1 October 2019

An elderly Christian man and four of his sons were killed in one of five murderous attacks that took place in little more than a week in northern Burkina Faso, where Islamist extremists have already struck against Christian targets at least seven times this year.

A total of 41 people were killed in Bam Province, beginning on 21 September, where assaults on three villages left nine dead. Around 20 gunmen, aged between 17 and 25, roared into the villages on motorcycles.

On 23 September a further nine people died, including the Christian father and his four sons.

Barnabas Fund is providing food, healthcare and trauma counselling for Christian women and children who fled attacks in Burkina Faso earlier this year.