The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, made the following statement:
«The violent hand of terrorists did not even stop in front of a nine-year-old child,» said the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. He added: «The abominable attack committed in Burkina Faso, in which young Michel Santomenna was killed, once again proves that the goal of fundamentalist terrorism is to violate every rule of civility and the very sense of humanity. Italy has lost one of her children and expresses her closeness to his father, Gaetano Santomenna».
Rome, 17 January 2016