Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso: officials – CTV News

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Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso: officials – CTV News



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Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12: 41PM EST



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OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is unsleeping about “severe experiences” about the kidnapping of a Canadian man in Burkina Faso.

Consistent with local officials, a Canadian working for Vancouver-based fully Growth Mineral Mining Firm identified as Kirk Woodman, became kidnapped in a single day.

A spokesperson for Burkina Faso’s security ministry mentioned the abduction came about at some stage in a raid of a local mining space in the northern party of the nation.

In a assertion to CTV Files, Woodman’s household has asked for privateness and says they would possibly also no longer be talking publicly.

“We have faith and belief in Canadian authorities to bring our husband and father home safe. We’re hopeful for a speedily possibility to the dilemma,” the household mentioned. Woodman’s son Matt is an worker of CTV Files, based fully in Edmonton.

CTV Files has spoken with the corporate’s CEO, who declined to utter.

Talking to media in Quebec, Freeland mentioned the relevant federal companies are enthusiastic with officials in Burkina Faso over what she called a “complex dilemma.”

“The Canadian companies passionate about this dilemma are basically unsleeping about this dilemma, and we’ll be enthusiastic with the household,” Freeland mentioned.

This comes after 34-year-former Quebec lady Edith Blais and an Italian good friend Luca Tacchetto went missing while they had been travelling collectively in the West African nation earlier this year.

This mumble of Burkina Faso has considered other foreigner abductions by terrorist-linked extremists in most up-to-date years. Burkinabe authorities declared a mumble of emergency in lots of areas alongside the border on Dec. 31.

The federal government has a sturdy accelerate warning about Burkina Faso, urging Canadians to rep faraway from all accelerate to much of the nation attributable to the possibility of terrorism.

The accelerate recommendation net page namely states that “the possibility of kidnapping persists in Burkina Faso’s northern home, as a result of proximity of Mali and Niger, where criminal and terrorist groups are active.” 

With info from The Associated Press and CTV Files’ Michel Boyer

A 2d Canadian has reportedly been kidnapped in Burkina Faso by armed gunmen. Foreign Affairs is unsleeping about the experiences. #cdnpoli #kidnapping pic.twitter.com/IHxbVL6Xup

— Michel Boyer (@BoyerMichel) January 16, 2019

A Canadian has reportedly been kidnapped in Burkina Faso on the space of Canadian-based fully exploration company Growth Minerals. I’ve spoken with the CEO who declined to utter right this moment. #cdnpoli #burkinafaso

— Michel Boyer (@BoyerMichel) January 16, 2019

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