A man suspected of having participated on Friday in the attack on the army headquarters in Burkina Faso, has appeared before a court in the capital, Ouagadougou, a government source told AFP.
He could even be “a brain” of the attack, according to this source, who added that there are “very strong suspicions” that there were “infiltrators in the army” who coordinated the attack.
The suspect in question was arrested on Friday in the hours following the double attack on the headquarters and the French Embassy in Ouagadougou.
A final assessment given by the same government source showed that seven members of the security forces were killed, nine assailants neutralised and more than 80 people were left injured from the attacks.
Nine jihadists were killed by law enforcement during the attacks that have since been claimed by Al Qaeda affiliate Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM).
Saturday attack near Presidential Palace repelled