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Abducted Canadian Geologist Found Dead

January 18 2019

Burkina Faso

A Canadian geologist who was kidnapped while working in Burkina Faso has been confirmed dead, reports CBC News. 

Kirk Woodman was kidnapped on Tuesday while working at a mining site in Tiabongou, near the border with Niger. 

Security forces found his body on Wednesday about 60 miles (100 km) from the site, said a spokesman for the Burkinabe Security Ministry. He had been shot to death, the spokesman said.

Alpha Barry, Burkina Faso's minister of foreign affairs and co-operation,...

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