According to sources, since the jihadist attack on Solhan village on June 5, the country’s anger has multiplied, resulting in 132 to 160 deaths.
“Don’t give up the population”, “Reject endless attacks”, “Does Burkina Faso still have a president?” On Saturday, July 3, thousands of people marched in the streets of several cities in Burkina Faso, including the capital Ouagadougou, to protest “Aggravated” Security situation.
Some civil society organizations also called for participation in these demonstrations. This is the first demonstration organized by the opposition since the re-election of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in 2020. “From Dori to Compti, from Dedougou to Dibugou, from Ouagadougou to Diapaga”, Opposition leader Eddie Komboïgo “Despite the authorities’ calls for boycotts, large-scale mobilizations across the country”. The head of state asks the organizer “Stay” At the Saturday market.
“During President Kaboré’s first term (2015 to 2020), We officially counted more than 1,300 deaths and 1.2 million internally displaced persons”, Mr. Komboïgo recalled that he affirmed that he “I am afraid that the second term will be worse than the first, because since the beginning of the year, we have already killed more than 300 people.”.
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing increasingly frequent and deadly attacks by jihadist groups, including Islamic and Muslim support organizations (affiliated to Al Qaeda) and the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara (EIGS). According to sources, the country experienced the deadliest jihadist attack since 2015 on the night of June 4 to 5, which attacked the village of Solhan (in the northeast) and killed 132 to 160 people. Since then, the expression of anger has multiplied.
“In view of the recent terrible developments in security, it is time to send a strong signal to leaders to let them work together to gauge the severity of the situation.”“, said Aristide Ouédraogo, a member of civil society.