Burkina Faso Member of Parliament Assassinated

Oumaru Dicko was Ambushed by Unknown Gunmen in Sahel


A Burkinabe member of parliament, Oumaru Dicko, was killed on Sunday after a car he was traveling in was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The attack happened in Sahel on a road between Djibo and the capital, Ouagadougou.

The MP, who was also the deputy mayor of Djibo, and three other people were traveling in the car when the explosion occurred. The vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed.

Unknown gunmen are reported to have executed Dicko and another passenger who had survived the crash. Witnesses said the attackers were armed with rocket launchers and sophisticated weapons.

Although several militant groups including the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) and the Ansar ul Islam, Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) are active in the region, none of the group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.