The remains of the two Spanish journalists killed after suffering an armed attack in Burkina Faso on Monday, David Beriain and Roberto Fraile, were transferred on Tuesday from the east of the country to the capital, Ouagadougou, official sources confirmed this Wednesday.
“The bodies they returned to Ouagadougou yesterday “, pending his repatriation, declared a Burkinabe government source.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain reported that the bodies of David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile will be repatriated on a flight of the Spanish Ministry of Defense that he will leave “as soon as he receives authorization from the authorities.”
On the same flight, Defense plans to transfer the body of the murdered Irishman together with the Spaniards to Spain, conservationist Rory Young, co-founder of the NGO Chengeta Wildlife, dedicated to combating poaching.
In this regard, the official Burkinabe source did not disclose details and added that “the authorship (of the attack) has not yet been” recognized by or attributed to anyone, although the Government of this West African country attributes the violent act to “terrorists”.
Beriáin and Fraile, specialized in armed conflicts, they were filming a documentary about poaching and Young served as their guide, when the convoy in which they were traveling was attacked in the Eastern Region by armed individuals who they were kidnapped and killed.
Burkina Faso has endured jihadist attacks since April 2015, when members of a group affiliated with la red Al Qaeda a Romanian security guard was abducted from a manganese mine in Tambao (north), who is still missing.
The region hardest hit by the attacks is Sahel (north), although insecurity has been spreading to neighboring provinces, and since the summer of 2018 it also affects the east of the country.
The attacks are often attributed al grupo local burkinés Ansarul Islam, to the jihadist coalition of the Sahel Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (GSIM) and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (EIGS), which also attack in Mali and Niger.