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American nun (83) abducted in Burkina Faso

American nun (83) abducted in Burkina Faso

ARMED men have kidnapped an 83-year-old American nun in northern Burkina Faso, the bishop of the local diocese said. The bishop did not know the identity of the kidnappers. Militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, have taken over large swathes of territory in Burkina Faso and conduct frequent attacks on the army and civilians. A Canadian was found dead after a kidnapping there in 2019. The nun was named in a statement as Suellen Tennyson, of the Catholic congregation Marianites of Holy Cross. She was kidnapped on Monday night in the parish of Yalgo, part…
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