The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have condemned the terrorist attack in Burkina Faso that took place on Sunday, 13th August that resulted in the death of 18 people. The commissioner and secretary general of both entities echoed that there was a need for solidarity of the international community in support of the G5-Sahel Joint Force to strengthen cooperation and enhance security in the region.
Moreover, the UN reaffirmed its commitment to the countries in the G5-Sahel region in their efforts to fight the security threat posed by terrorism threatening the peace fabric of the countries both individually and as a region.
The indiscriminate shooting took place a Turkish Restaurant on Sunday and ended in the wee hours of Monday. Burkinabe President is expected to meet with French counterpart to discuss the way forward as the country is in three days of mourning in honor of the victims.