In Burkina Faso, the military seized power, citing the security situation in the country.
In a statement read by soldiers on State Television RTB, it was announced that the army had dissolved the government of Transitional President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.
Borders closed, government dissolved
According to AA; The statement said that until further notice, the constitution was suspended, the country’s borders were closed, and the government was dissolved.
“A dissatisfied group of soldiers,” said the President
In a statement made by the Presidency, President Damiba’s military activity in the capital Vagadugu “as the dissatisfaction of a group of military elements” was valued.
In the statement, the public circulated on social media. news While being invited to be cautious about the issue, it was shared that talks are continuing to ensure calm and prosperity in the country.
After the military activity, the broadcast of RTB was cut off.
Gunshots and explosions were heard in Vagadugu as of 04.30 in the morning, there was military activity around Baba Sy Military Camp and the state television RTB broadcast was cut off.
In some news in the country’s press, it is stated that the military activity experienced is a coup attempt, while in some news it is stated that “Cobra Union” It is claimed that his soldiers started military mobilization to negotiate unpaid bonuses.