An Indian national and a South African were among three mine workers abducted by unidentified armed men in a northern part of Burkina Faso which has been repeatedly targeted by terrorists sources said.
Security source reportedly said, “The three men of Indian, South African and Burkinabe nationality were kidnapped by unidentified armed men” between the Inata gold mine and the town of Djibo bordering Mali and Niger.
A fellow mine worker while confirming the kidnapping said, “the three men left the site (of the mine) around 8:00 am and by 10:00 am they had no more news of them.”
“After alerting the defense and security forces, we learned there had been a kidnapping,” mine worker added.
Another security source in the capital Ouagadougou said, “The kidnappers are probably members of jihadist groups operating in the region.”
He further added that the assailants “headed towards the Mali border, and have likely already crossed it.”