Threatened with death in Burkina Faso, 147 Christians are on the run, others remain in danger in their villages

“The danger keeps growing. We hope that those who have failed to leave the threatened villages will be able to do so safely in the coming days. "

The organization Aid to the Church in Need reported Friday that 147 Christians, including children, pregnant women and the elderly, are on the run in Burkina Faso. Threatened with death by terrorists, they reportedly fled in October from two villages in the Sahel near the Niger border.

And the people who come to their aid in their flight would also become in danger. "What is terrible is that when someone gave us refuge, we were denounced as Christians, and this endangered the person who had sheltered us", explains a source of theAid to the Church in Need.

“We have to sleep far from the villages. All the Christians in the region have not been able to flee. We are concerned about the fate of our sons and our wives who remain there. "

Mgr Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré, bishop of Dori, explains that there are “attacks, kidnappings and murders all over the country”.

“Terrorists kidnap whoever they want, execute some and free others. "

According to him, roads are blocked by terrorists. They ask for prayer for his diocese and hope that those who could not flee can do so quickly.

“Dori runs the risk of being cut off from the rest of the country, and the situation is not improving. It is really dangerous to travel by private vehicle or even by public transport and people are afraid of being stopped on the way by an unexpected terrorist checkpoint. Please pray for the sad and dramatic situation in my diocese. The danger continues to grow. We hope that those who have failed to leave the threatened villages will be able to do so safely in the coming days. "

MC

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