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Kirk Woodman had been abducted by gunmen at mining site near border with Niger

Kidnapped Canadian found dead, Burkina Faso officials say


By -- Guardian—— Bio and Archives--January 19, 2019

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A Canadian kidnapped this week in a restive region of Burkina Faso has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry has said.

Kirk Woodman was abducted after nightfall on Tuesday by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by the Vancouver-based Progress Minerals in the country’s north-east near the border with Niger, an area the government had said was under growing threat from armed jihadists.—More…

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