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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (January 23, 2022)
January 23, 2022

Date: January 23, 2022

Location: Ouagadougou, Kaya, Ouahigouya 

Event: Gunfire reported at military bases in downtown Ouagadougou, Kaya, Ouahigouya 

Confirmed gunfire has been reported this morning at the locations listed below, in Ouagadougou:  

  • Camp Sangoule Lamizama  
  • Camp Goughin  
  • Camp Guillaume, Downtown Ouagadougou 
  • Military Base 511, near Thomas Sankara Airport 
  • Camp Baba Sy, Ouaga 2000 

 Gunfire has also been confirmed at military bases in Kaya and Ouahigouya.  

American citizens are advised to avoid the areas listed above and limit their movement and stay informed of local media reports.  Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you need immediate assistance.  

Actions to Take:  

·     Avoid the areas listed above. 

·     Monitor local media for updates.