Destroyed desks outside of a building

Burned desks at a now-abandoned public primary school in Minima village in Zimtenga commune, Centre-Nord region, Burkina Faso, June 13, 2019. Presumed armed Islamists attacked the school on May 2, 2019. “They knocked on the doors of the teachers’ houses, but they didn’t find anyone,” said the principal, Noufou Yampa. At the school, they burned academic materials, “stole the food supplies, ripped out the solar panel cables, and burned the desks.”

© 2019 Noufou Yampa