Burkina Faso: Locals start social media campaign to free Australians
Jan 17, Ouagadougou: People in Burkina Faso are campaigning for the release of an Australian doctor and his wife, kidnapped the same day as the
attack on the capital, media reports said.
Local people have started a Facebook page posting message of support for the couple asking them to release.
Ken and Jocelyn Elliott, who are in their 80s, have built up medical facilities since the 1970s in the town of Djibo near the Mali border.
It is unclear if their abduction is related to Friday's deadly al-Qaeda attack in the capital Ouagadougou, BBC news report said.
The government in Burkina Faso said that 28 people were killed and a further 56 injured in the attack, which targeted two hotels and a cafe frequented by foreign nationals. Six of the dead were from Canada.
The Oslo Times