Location: Stade du 04 Août in Ouagadougou
Event: Burkina Faso Security Forces are planning to conduct a training exercise on Tuesday, October 16 at the Stade du 04 Août in Ouagadougou. The exercise will be a simulated terrorist attack against the soccer stadium in the Gounghin district of Ouagadougou. Between 8 AM and 1 PM, individuals in the area may hear loud explosions, simulated gunfire, and observe smoke. The Embassy encourages all American citizens to avoid the area while the training exercise is being conducted.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid areas surrounding the Stade du 04 Août in Ouagadougou.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
- Review your personal security plans.
- U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(226) 25 49 53 00
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444