Islamic Violence Rising in Burkina Faso…

A deadly ambush in a northern province on the border to Mali has prompted Burkina Faso’s president to declare a state of emergency. Burkina Faso is battling increased attacks by Islamist militants in the Sahel region.

 

Officials in Burkina Faso announced Monday that President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is declaring a state of emergency in northern provinces following intensified attacks from Islamist groups in the area.

“The president has decided to declare a state of emergency in certain provinces of Burkina Faso,” Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said after a special cabinet meeting. “He has also given instructions for specific security measures across the country.”

 

Names of the provinces where the state of emergency will go into effect will be named in a forthcoming presidential decree. The measure gives security forces extra powers to search homes and restrict freedom of movement.

Intensified Islamist attacks in Sahel states

Since 2015, the West African country has seen an increase in jihadi attacks on its northern border to Mali. Most recently, ten gendarmes were killed last week in a gunfire ambush in the Sourou province while responding to a school blaze. The al-Qaida linked umbrella militant group known as Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

JNIM claimed responsibility for four other attacks that took place in 2018, including one in the capital Ouagadougou in March that killed 8 security officials and wounded scores more. JNIM and Ansarul Islam, another jihadi group, are believed to be responsible for more than 255 deaths over the past three years.

https://www.dw.com/en/burkina-faso-islamist-attacks-prompt-state-of-emergency/a-46908806

India : False accusation of another kind, UP veterinary officer caught on camera demanding bribe, threatens to frame man in false beef possession case

Moradabad: Amidst a spate of cattle-related incidents across Uttar Pradesh, a video showing a veterinary officer in the state’s Moradabad city asking for a bribe has gone viral on social media. In the video, the female officer can be seen demanding a bribe to not frame a man in a false case of possession of beef.

Identified as veterinary officer Dr Suman, the woman can be seen on camera taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a man who was caught with 10 kilograms of buffalo meat. After the video started doing rounds on social media, the district magistrate (DM) ordered an inquiry into the matter. The Chief veterinary officer of Moradabad district said that a three-member committee has been tasked with probing the matter and submitting a report within three days’ time

 

https://www.timesnownews.com/mirror-now/society/article/uttar-pradesh-moradabad-vet-officer-bribe-caught-camera-false-beef-possession-case/340373