The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the attack on the Sunday on a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso, which resulted in loss of lives and injuries.

According to an AU statement later Monday, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, “strongly condemns this despicable attack on innocent civilians and expresses, on behalf of the AU, his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.”

The Chairperson “Reaffirms the AU’s full solidarity with the people and the Government of Burkina Faso in this regard.”

The Chairperson of the AU Commission noted that the attack came at a time when Burkina Faso, together with the countries of the region in the framework of the G5-Sahel, and with the support of the international community, was making efforts to strengthen security cooperation to better combat terrorism and violent extremism in the region.

He has stressed the imperative of increasingly intense and coordinated African and international collective efforts in the face of the growing threat posed by terrorism and extremism in Africa.

He reiterated the importance of continued support for the efforts of the states in the region, within the framework of African and international instruments and mechanisms.

In this regard, he reaffirmed the need for international community support for the G5-Sahel Joint Force. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/Newsghana.com.gh