Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead – Security Ministry

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Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead - Security Ministry
Kirk Woodman, a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped by suspected extremists on a mining site in northern Burkina Faso, near the Malian border.

According to the security ministry, a Canadian citizen that was kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso, near the Malian border, has been found dead.

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Earlier, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said that the kidnapped person was working for the Progress Minerals mining company.

The Canadian citizen was abducted by gunmen on a mining site, owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals, which is located 20 kilometres away from Mansila in Yagha province, a spokesman for the West African nation’s security ministry said earlier.

Since 31 December, Burkina Faso has been in a state of emergency, amid frequent attacks by militants.

Several militant Islamist groups are active in the country.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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