The Minister of Communication and government spokesman, René Emmanuel Sadi, described the circumstances of the massacre in a press release on November 7.
The Republic’s government “strongly condemns this cowardly and despicable attack on innocent people by a group of terrorists whose sole aim is to sow terror and devastation among families”. René Emmanuel Sadi said an investigation had been launched. The “defence and security forces are working hard to find the perpetrators of this macabre expedition and bring them to justice”. In the same message, the government urged the population to remain vigilant and courageous.