Pastor abducted, 20 killed in Burkina Faso attack

Friends, sad news out of Burkina Faso where there was yet another deadly attack on Sunday, February 16. According to the French radio news service, RFI, attackers struck a church in the town of Pansi, in the north eastern Sahel Region of the country. “People had come for Mass when the attackers broke into the village,” a source said.

Twenty people were shot and killed and at least 15 injured. Sources on the ground informed Open Doors that the pastor has been abducted and the church set ablaze.

According to RFI, several people remain unaccounted for following yesterday’s attack as residents fled to Sebba where the wounded have also been taken. As we reported last week, the nearby capital of the province was struck by attackers on February 11.

Please be in prayer for the Lord’s grace to be upon the bereaved.

Pray for the safe release of the pastor and for the Lord’s abundant grace to be on him and his family as they face this terrifying situation.

Pray for healing and comfort for all those who are recovering from physical and emotional injuries and trauma.

*Representative names and photos are sometimes used to protect identity.

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