ECOWAS parliament condoles with Burkina Faso over church attack
The ECOWAS Parliament has condoled with Burkina Faso over the attack on a Catholic church, which left six people dead.
Its Second Deputy Speaker, Aminata Toungara, expressed the condolence at the parliament’s ongoing ordinary session in Abuja.
According to reports, the victims – a priest and five churchgoers – were killed by gunmen during mass at about 9am in the town of Dablo.
The attackers, between 20 and 30 years of age, also set fire to the church, several shops, and a small café.
Security source said that the attackers also went to the local health centre and looted it.
Mrs Toungara prayed that the perpetrators of the crime would be exposed and brought to justice.
The 2019 ordinary session of the parliament is considering country reports and has expressed concerns over issues of security situation in some countries in region.
The parliament has also proposed a regional defence force that would assist in the enforcement of security in member states.