Nine people were killed in two attacks in northern Burkina Faso over the weekend, officials said on Monday.

“Six people were killed by armed men overnight Saturday at Pissélé, near Bourzanga,” a security official said.

Bourzanga in Bam Province in Centre-Nord Region is around 50 km (30 miles) south of Djibo in Soum, the northern province in the Sahel Region that is hotspot for jihadist attacks.

Earlier reports said four people were killed, while Infowakat reported three people were killed by men armed with assault rifles and traveling in pairs on motorbikes, placing Pissélé around 8 km from Bouzanga.