Geo murdered in West Africa

PRIVATELY owned Progress Minerals has confirmed its exploration camp in Tiabongou in the Sahel region of northern Burkina Faso near the frontier with Niger was attacked Wednesday and that one of its employees, VP exploration Kirk Woodman, was kidnapped and later killed.

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Kirk Woodman

Woodman was a geologist with more than 30 years' experience including a stint as VP geology for Endeavour Mining.

The company said it was "heartbroken" by the death of Woodman.