The army in Burkina Faso has called on companies to provide for free lorries and drivers to transport food and other essential items to volatile areas.
Militant groups have been blockading parts of the country and frequently target military convoys delivering supplies.
Last week about 50 women were kidnapped by suspected jihadists while foraging in the north of the country.
Burkina Faso’s military leader, Ibrahim Traoré said the Islamists had entered another phase, focusing their attacks on civilians.Ibrahim Traoré seized power in a coup last year. BBC