- Mar 31, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in Burkina Faso as Christian communities are targeted in a spiral of Islamist killings.
Gunmen killed 24 men, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation.
In a tweet on January 21, journalist Ahmed Salkida broke the news that Reverend Lawan Andimi had been executed the day before by Boko Haram.
Hundreds of worshippers and many clergy were killed at churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.
A Catholic priest in Jharkhand, India, has lodged a complaint to the state governor over attacks on a school and hostel in the state, which has seen a rise of anti-Christian activity.
Christians in Burkina Faso are being forced to “flee, convert or die” by Islamist jihadists, according to the head of a Catholic aid charity.