A day after a priest and five parish members were killed, gunmen killed another four Catholic members at a religious procession in northern Burkina Faso.
The parade with a statue of the Virgin Mary was moving through the town of Ouahigouya on Monday when “a group of terrorists intercepted the procession, killing four worshippers and burning the statue,” said a spokesman for the Ouagadougou Cathedral.
According to the Burkina Faso news agency AIB, the assailants stopped the procession. “They let the minors go, executed four adults, and destroyed the statue,” it quoted a local person as saying.
President of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger, Paul Ouedraogo told a meeting of bishops in the capital Ouagadougou the attack had claimed four lives.