Armed men kidnap 7 health workers in northern Burkina Faso

At least seven health workers from Mansila commune, northern Burkina Faso, kidnapped on Thursday by unidentified armed individuals, PANA learned from security sources.

“A Mansila health team of seven kidnapped Thursday evening. Two among them later released kidnappers. Five are still held hostage,” a official told PANA.

Among the kidnapped is the head of the health centre, added the official, explaining defence and security have been mobilised to find them.

Terrorist attacks and kidnappings are frequent in northern Burkina Faso.

On 2 March, 2021, six killed after an ambulance from Djibo Medical Centre, which carried them on a medical evacuation to Ouagadougou, struck an improvised explosive device at Gaskindé, in Soum, Sahel region.