Pastor Tindano Omar and three members of his family, who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists, were murdered by their captors on 13 February in Burkina Faso.
Lankoande Babilibilé, a deacon at the church, was murdered by the militants on 10 February, the night of the family’s kidnapping. His killers stole Babilibilé’s car and used it for the abduction from the village of Sebba, in northern Burkina Faso.
The pastor died along with his son and two of his nephews. Two of the pastor’s daughters, who were also abducted, were released unharmed. Pastor Tindano Omar is also survived by three other children who attend university in another region.
Islamist militants are stepping up murderous attacks in northern Burkina Faso. On 1 February, 18 people, including a Christian senior nurse, were murdered by militant gunmen in Lamdamol village, Seno province.
From Barnabas Fund contacts