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The Correspondent of RECOWACERAO NEWS AGENCY, RECONA based in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso has just s reported that lots of material damage were recorded following a sudden attack on a Minor Seminary in Burkina Faso. One of the most outstanding damages was the crucifix which was destroyed during an attack on Saint Kisito minor seminary in Bougui, Burkina Faso.

The report read as follows; Saint Kisito de Bougui, a minor seminary in Burkina Faso, was attacked the night of February 10-11, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, ACN, announced Friday, February 11.

However, our Correspondent joyfully reported that no lives were lost in the attack, though “there was a lot of material damage.”

Saint Kisito de Bougui is located in Bougui, about 5 miles east of Fada N’gourma. It is home to seven formators and 146 minor seminarians. ACN said the it had been informed by local partners “that the jihadists came by motorbikes” late in the evening of Feb. 10, and stayed at the seminary for an hour. The attackers burned two dormitories, a classroom, and a vehicle. Another vehicle was stolen.

A crucifix was destroyed, and the assailants said “they don’t want to see crosses,” telling the seminarians, according to ACN, “they should go now, that they will come back and if somebody remains there, they will kill them.”

The pontifical charity said the seminarians are now with their families for a week, and some residents of Bougui are leaving the town.

Burkina Faso, located in West Africa, has seen an increase in Islamist violence in recent years. A coup took place in the country last month, and the new president has emphasized the importance of restoring security.

The new head of the Burkinabé armed forces, David Kabre, said Feb. 9, “My taking over command coincides with a badly degraded security situation marked by the resurgence of terrorist attacks in several parts of the country,” AFP reported.

Several churches were attacked in 2019, and last year the body of a missing priest was found in a forest.

In December 2019 Bishop Justin Kientega of Ouahigouya said one such church attack was part of an attempt by radical Islamists to “provoke a conflict between the religions in a country where Christians and Muslims have always lived peaceably side by side.”

About 60 percent of the Burkinabé population is Muslim, 23 percent is Christian (most of whom are Catholic), and 15 percent follow traditional indigenous beliefs.

 

 



O correspondente da RECOWACERAO NEWS AGENCY, RECONA, com sede em Ouagadougou, capital de Burkina Faso, acaba de informar que muitos danos materiais foram registrados após um ataque repentino a um Seminário Menor em Burkina Faso. Um dos danos mais notáveis ​​foi o crucifixo que foi destruído durante um ataque ao seminário menor de Saint Kisito em Bougui, Burkina Faso.

O relatório dizia o seguinte; São Kisito de Bougui, um seminário menor em Burkina Faso, foi atacado na noite de 10 para 11 de fevereiro, anunciou sexta-feira, 11 de fevereiro, a caridade pontifícia Ajuda à Igreja que Sofre, ACN.

No entanto, nosso Correspondente relatou com alegria que nenhuma vida foi perdida no ataque, embora “houve muitos danos materiais”.

Saint Kisito de Bougui está localizado em Bougui, a cerca de 8 km a leste de Fada N’gourma. Abriga sete formadores e 146 seminaristas menores. A ACN disse ter sido informada por parceiros locais “que os jihadistas vieram de moto” no final da noite de 10 de fevereiro e permaneceram no seminário por uma hora. Os atacantes queimaram dois dormitórios, uma sala de aula e um veículo. Outro veículo foi roubado.

Um crucifixo foi destruído, e os assaltantes disseram “não querem ver cruzes”, dizendo aos seminaristas, segundo a ACN, “devem ir agora, que vão voltar e se alguém ficar lá, vão matá-lo. ”

A caridade pontifícia disse que os seminaristas estão agora com suas famílias por uma semana, e alguns moradores de Bougui estão deixando a cidade.

Burkina Faso, localizado na África Ocidental, viu um aumento na violência islâmica nos últimos anos. Um golpe ocorreu no país no mês passado, e o novo presidente enfatizou a importância de restaurar a segurança.

O novo chefe das Forças Armadas burquinas, David Kabre, disse em 9 de fevereiro: “Minha tomada de comando coincide com uma situação de segurança gravemente degradada, marcada pelo ressurgimento de ataques terroristas em várias partes do país”, informou a AFP.

Várias igrejas foram atacadas em 2019 e, no ano passado, o corpo de um padre desaparecido foi encontrado em uma floresta.

Em dezembro de 2019, o bispo Justin Kientega, de Ouahigouya, disse que um desses ataques à igreja fazia parte de uma tentativa de islamistas radicais de “provocar um conflito entre as religiões em um país onde cristãos e muçulmanos sempre viveram pacificamente lado a lado”.

Cerca de 60% da população burkinabe é muçulmana, 23% é cristã (a maioria católica) e 15% seguem as crenças tradicionais indígenas.

 

 



The Correspondent of RECOWACERAO NEWS AGENCY, RECONA based in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso has just s reported that lots of material damage were recorded following a sudden attack on a Minor Seminary in Burkina Faso. One of the most outstanding damages was the crucifix which was destroyed during an attack on Saint Kisito minor seminary in Bougui, Burkina Faso.

The report read as follows; Saint Kisito de Bougui, a minor seminary in Burkina Faso, was attacked the night of February 10-11, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, ACN, announced Friday, February 11.

However, our Correspondent joyfully reported that no lives were lost in the attack, though “there was a lot of material damage.”

Saint Kisito de Bougui is located in Bougui, about 5 miles east of Fada N’gourma. It is home to seven formators and 146 minor seminarians. ACN said it had been informed by local partners “that the jihadists came by motorbikes” late in the evening of Feb. 10, and stayed at the seminary for an hour. The attackers burned two dormitories, a classroom, and a vehicle. Another vehicle was stolen.

A crucifix was destroyed, and the assailants said “they don’t want to see crosses,” telling the seminarians, according to ACN, “they should go now, that they will come back and if somebody remains there, they will kill them.”

The pontifical charity said the seminarians are now with their families for a week, and some residents of Bougui are leaving the town.

Burkina Faso, located in West Africa, has seen an increase in Islamist violence in recent years. A coup took place in the country last month, and the new president has emphasized the importance of restoring security.

The new head of the Burkinabé armed forces, David Kabre, said on Febuary 9, “My taking over command coincides with a badly degraded security situation marked by the resurgence of terrorist attacks in several parts of the country,” AFP reported.

Several churches were attacked in 2019, and last year the body of a missing priest was found in a forest.

In December 2019 Bishop Justin Kientega of Ouahigouya said one such church attack was part of an attempt by radical Islamists to “provoke a conflict between the religions in a country where Christians and Muslims have always lived peaceably side by side.”

About 60 percent of the Burkinabé population is Muslim, 23 percent is Christian (most of whom are Catholic), and 15 percent follow traditional indigenous beliefs.

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