Gunmen kill Spanish Priest in Burkina Faso

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Suspected jihadists killed a Spanish Priest alongside four customs officers  in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a radical Islamist insurgency.

The Salesians of Don Bosco said: “The Spanish Salesian Antonio Cesar Fernandez was assassinated during a jihadist attack between Togo and Burkina Faso,” around 3:00 pm local time on Friday.”

Fernandez and two others were returning from a meeting in the Togolese capital Lome when they “were attacked by gunmen after crossing the border between Togo and Burkina Faso”, the head of the order, Jose Elegbede, said in a statement.

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