Kidnapped Canadian found dead, Burkina Faso officials say

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Man had been abducted by a dozen gunmen at mining site near border with Niger

A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso on Tuesday has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry has said.

The man was abducted after nightfall by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals near the border with Niger, in an area that the government said was under growing threat from armed jihadists.

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