Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital on Tuesday demanding President Roch Kabore resign for failing to rein in militants who roam the north and east and last weekend killed 28 soldiers and four civilians.
“We are sending our brothers, our children, our uncles to the slaughterhouse. How many widows and children are there in Burkina? Who will take care of it?” said protester Hermann Tassembedo.
“We are simply asking Kabore to leave,” said one protest organiser, Mohamed Komsongo. “He has shown his incompetence since coming to power. He has failed on the security front. We have too many deaths.”