At least 20 persons have been killed by suspected jihadists in attacks in three villages in northern Burkina Faso.
This was contained in a statement issued by the government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou he said attacks took place in the villages of Demniol, Bombofa, and Peteguerse in Seno province.
Adding that the provisional count of these attacks perpetrated in markets and villages shows about 20 victims, as well as wounded and missing persons.
Regional Governor Salfo Kabore confirmed the attack in another statement. An area resident disclosed that at least 24 people were killed in the attacks adding that the toll could be much higher as many people are still missing.
The government condemns the attacks against the peaceful civilian population adding that security personnel have been diploid to the area.
According to UN figures, around 4,000 people died from violence in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso last year.