Two attacks were carried out on Thursday and Friday last week near Arbinda, in northern Burkina Faso, during which at least 50 women were kidnapped: some then managed to escape and return home, others have not been heard from since At that time. Local authorities said they had searched the outskirts of the city without being able to find them.
It is not known who carried out the kidnappings, but it is considered likely that it was one of the jihadist groups that have been active in the country for years. The area in which Arbinda is located, in particular, is one of those most affected by Islamic terrorism, one of Burkina Faso’s main problems, which in recent years has caused the death of thousands of civilians and forced about two million people ( out of 22 million inhabitants) to abandon their homes.
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