Turkey has condemned a terrorist attack killing at least 43 people in the West African country of Burkina Faso on Monday.
“We are deeply saddened to receive the news that many people lost their lives in a terrorist attack perpetrated on 8 March in northern villages of Burkina Faso,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.
“We condemn this terrorist attack. We extend our sincere condolences to the government and people of Burkina Faso as well as to the families and relatives of those who lost their lives,” it added.
Unidentified gunmen on Sunday attacked the villages of Dinguila and Barga in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region, where Fulani people live, according to a presidential statement.
At least 43 villagers were killed in the attack and six injured.
Burkina Faso is witnessing a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian emergency.
Last October, over 486,000 internally displaced people were registered, more than twice the July 2019 figure.
The country’s Centre-Nord and Sahel regions are the most affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
A state of emergency in northern Burkina Faso which ended on Jan. 12 was extended for another year to boost the fight against terrorism.
It is currently being implemented in seven of the country’s 13 regions.