Local authorities assigned a security force to protect the church, but it was overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the mob.
The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Alexandria declared the murdered priest a martyr.
Concerns about the rising insecurity in Burkina have led to many protests
Those killed during the attack included women, children, and senior citizens.
Charged with violating public order under Article 77 of Sudan’s penal code, they were released on bail the same day.
In January alone, over 250 homes were set ablaze in across Mozambique.