Burkina security forces search for kidnapped Romanian

April 5, 2015 1:27 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, April 5 (Reuters) - Security forces in Burkina Faso searched the desert close to the borders with northern Mali and Niger on Sunday for a Romanian security officer kidnapped on Saturday at a manganese mine where he worked, authorities said.

The Burkina Faso government said it was setting up a crisis cell and that the attackers, whose identity and motives were unknown, had fled towards the border with Niger.

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