PAP President Nkodo Dang condemns Burkina Faso attacks 

The Pan-African Parliament President, Roger Nkodo Dang issued the following statement strongly condemning the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso that killed more than 30 civilians and wounded more than 56 others.

“On behalf of the Pan-African Parliament, I offer my deepest condolences to H.E President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, the Government, and specially to the families, friends and colleagues of all those killed. I am deeply saddened by these senseless and cowardly acts of violence on innocent civilians”

The Pan-African Parliament will provide its full support to the government and the people of Burkina Faso, which is a member of the Pan-African Parliament.

The attacks that took place on the 15 January 2016, where a gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in the heart of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The number of fatalities reached 30, while at least 56 were wounded; a total of 176 hostages were released after a government counter-attack into the next morning as the siege ended.

 

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