Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

2019-01-17 20:29
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Burkina Faso's security ministry says a Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports that he had been kidnapped by suspected jihadists in the West African nation's volatile north near the Niger border.

The ministry told Radio-Canada on Thursday that Kirk Woodman's body was found 100km from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company.

The prefect of the rural commune of Sebba, Felix Ouedraogo, says the body of a white man riddled with bullets was transferred to a hospital in Dori by defence and security services.

Woodman was kidnapped by suspected extremists on Tuesday night during a raid on a mining site in in Tiabongou in Yagha province.

Burkina Faso recently declared a state of emergency in the region as attacks by Islamic extremists increase.

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