OIC Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Burkina Faso
March 02, 2017
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the Tuesday's terrorist attacks by Ansarul Islam of Ibrahim Malam Dicko against two police stations in Soum Province in northern Burkina Faso, where a civilian was wounded and some buildings and vehicles were burned.
In a statement, OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef A. Othaimeen, indicated that those people who use Islam in a fraudulent way to justify their terrorist acts are criminals who must be pursued and brought to justice for punishment. He pointed out that the principles of Islam are completely opposed to hatred and violence.
Dr. Othaimeen has expressed his concern vis-à-vis the persistence of such acts at the common borders of Burkina Faso and Mali and has called for better counter-terrorism coordination in the sub-region, encouraging the implementation of the joint force between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in order to fight insecurity in the area of Liptako-Gourma.