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An Australia missionary doctor and his wife have been kidnapped by militants in Burkina Faso near the country’s borders with Niger and Mali.

The couple are Dr Ken Elliot and his wife Jocelyn and those names may ring a bell because they are both originally from Perth.

Now in their 80s, Ken and Jocelyn have been running a clinic in Djibo (near Baraboule) since 1972. Dr Elliott has practiced medicine in Djibo, in northern Burkina Faso, for more than 40 years.

He and Ms Elliott built and run a 120-bed medical clinic in the town which is located about 200 kilometres north of the capital.

The selfless couple have dedicated their lives to healing others and now we need to do our bit to pray for their safe return.

dr ken elliot and wife jocelyn

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