Burkina Faso has suffered the most, with 2,725 deaths.
Jihadist attackers set fire to homes, automobiles and the local market in Burkina Faso’s western region
In 2021, Burkina Faso experienced a record year of conflict and replaced Mali as the epicenter of Sahel terrorism.
The Holy Father then renewed his appeal that "dialogue may reign over hatred and revenge".
At least 70 soldiers have been killed in four days in two different clashes with jihadist groups in northern Burkina Faso.
According to a report by ACI Africa, the shooters proceeded to take the priest’s vehicle after they had killed him.
“Let us make this street a place where peace awakens faith.”
Militants linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS began initiating violent attacks in Burkina Faso, starting in 2015.
Al-Qaeda affiliates killed over 135 civilians over the course of two nights in June 2021.