Six people are killed when terrorists storm a church in the Soum Province, Burkina Faso. The victims are the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers.
Thirty-five civilians are dead and six others are injured after jihadists stormed the town of Arbinda, Soum Province, Burkina Faso, and its military base, killing seven soldiers. Eighty militants were also killed.
Police in Kaduna, Nigeria, raid an Islamic learning centre, and free around 500 men and male children held captive there. The freed detainees allege torture, slavery, and sexual abuse, and some display evidence of injury and malnutrition. Two children self-identify as being from Burkina Faso, with the remaining captives thought by police to be mostly Nigerian. Eight suspects are arrested.