TERRORISM VICTIM: Spanish missionary killed in terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

TRAGIC: The 72-year old missionary had worked in Africa for 37 years. Photo Credit:@SalesianosEs

A SPANISH missionary has died in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.

According to Spanish press, Antonio Cesar Fernandez was travelling with two colleagues from Togo back to their community in the capital Ouagadougou when a group of jihadists stopped their car. After searching the vehicle they made the 72-year get out and took him to a forested area. A few minutes later there was the sound of shots.

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Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted his condolences to the missionary’s family, expressing his “absolute condemnation” of the attack.

Antonio Cesar Fernandez had been a missionary in Africa since 1982.


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