Civilians in Burkina Faso are being told to evacuate large areas in northern and southeastern regions of the country ahead of military operations against terrorists. This announcement follows a recent attack by terrorists that left over 100 people dead in a small village.
In remarks, Lieutenant-colonel Yves-Didier Bamouni said “A period of time will be granted to the resident populations to reach more secure areas. All human activities that risk exposure to the effects of the military operations which will be conducted shortly are prohibited.”
The military operation comes as the country has been dealing with increased attacks from terrorists. According to the UN, the rise in violence has displaced more than 1.85 million people.