Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – July 9, 2019
Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists and criminal groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso and actively seek to kidnap expatriates.
On Tuesday, July 9, Burkina Faso’s National Police in the Saaba Commune reportedly dismantled two criminal networks and thwarted an attempted kidnapping in Ouaga 2000. The National Police claimed the intended target was an expatriate.
Actions to Take:
- 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
- Burkina Faso Country Information
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