Burkina Faso's military announced on television that it had overthrown President Damiba.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The West African country of Burkina Faso only had a military coup in January this year. After the military generals overthrew the democratically elected government, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba took office as president.
However, the Burkina Faso capital on Friday (September 30) heard violent gunshots. A group of military generals overthrew Dameba again, announcing an indefinite border closure and a cessation of all political activities.
According to comprehensive foreign media reports, heavy gunshots were heard in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday morning local time. Until about 8 p.m., about 20 armed soldiers broke into Burkina Faso’s national TV station and were sent by the army. Captain Ibrahim Traore announced on television that the military had overthrown Damiba because he could not deal with the Islamic insurgents in the country.
Dameba's current whereabouts are unknown.
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"In light of the current deteriorating situation, we have repeatedly tried to refocus Dameba on security issues, but Dameba's actions lead us to believe that his ambitions are deviating from the goals we set," Traore said in a statement. ".
Traore also announced that Burkina Faso's borders will be closed indefinitely, the original military government will be dissolved, the implementation of the constitution will be suspended, all political activities will be suspended, and a curfew will be imposed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the next day.
Burkina Faso has had eight successful coups since independence in 1960.
The previous coup took place in January, when Dameba also overthrew and detained former democratically elected President Roch Kabore, citing his failure to deal with Islamist militants at home, vowing to make the country more secure.
But Dameba's government has also failed to quell attacks by Islamist militants over the past few months.
Just on the 26th of last month, 11 soldiers were killed while escorting a civilian convoy in northern Burkina Faso, and 50 civilians were missing.
On the 6th of last month, a civilian material convoy was also bombed in the north of the country, causing at least 35 deaths and 37 injuries.
Burkina Faso's military launched a military coup in January this year, when Lieutenant Colonel Damiba (pictured) became president.