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Burkina Faso Attack: Victims' families in anguish

Burkina Faso Attack: Victims' families in anguish

Burkina Faso

As Burkina Faso struggles to come to terms with the attacks at Splendid Hotel, families of the victims are still in shock.

Government officials together with the diplomatic council in the country have met with families of victims to discuss the way forward.

The country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alpha Barry urged the affected families to allow for investigation before the repatriation of the bodies to the different countries.

Nobody has the right to shoot at another person...

“There are investigations that are ongoing which do not allow for the bodies to be repatriated. We expect a decision from the prosecutor near the Ouagadougou court who will authorise the affected persons to repatriate bodies at the appropriate time,” he said.

Family members still coming to terms with the tragedy voiced their anger and frustration.

“We are angry because nobody has the right to shoot at another person,” said Boureima Ouedraogo, a brother to one of the victims.

“We are still in shock and its difficult to give an exact answer at the moment,” said Felix Kinda, who also lost his brother.

At least 29 people of different nationalities lost their lives in the attack caused by Al-Qaeda linked militants. Dozens more were wounded.