Sixteen Nigerian Muslim Adherents Killed in Burkina Faso


The Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen Attijaniyya of Nigeria has condemned in strong terms the gruesome murder of their 16 Nigerian adherents on their way to the home country of their leader, Sheikhul-islam Alhaji Ibrahim Niasse in Senegal.

National Secretary of the movement, Sayyidi Mohammad AlQasim Yahaya, speaking at a news conference on Sunday 5 February 2023 in Abuja, also called for arrest and prosecution of all those behind the dastardly act.

According to him, report made available to the leadership of the movement in Nigeria indicated that the delegation of Nigerians in convoy of luxurious mini-buses on a fateful day were stopped by Burkinabe army on patrol and made to disembark from the buses, “randomly selected and cold-bloodedly shot to death in a most horrendous display of bestiality”.

Yahaya added that 16 of them were killed while some vehicles and their occupants are yet to be accounted for.

He said this ignoble act is against all known international convention and human rights charter globally, stressing that extant laws and conventions that guaranteed the sanctity and inviolability of human lives, irrespective of their origin and creed has been violated.

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