Military seizes power in Burkina Faso

Military coup in Burkina Faso

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.

The statement said that until further notice, the constitution was suspended, the country’s borders were closed, and the government was dissolved.


According to national media reports, gunshots were heard in the morning hours in Vagadugu.

After the gunfire, a group of soldiers blocked some roads in Vagadugu and cut off the broadcast of state television.

Turkey’s Ambassador to Vagadugu Nilgün Erdem Arı stated that gun and explosion sounds have been heard in Vagadugu since 04.30 am local time and there has been military activity around Baba Sy Military Camp.

Noting that heavily armed soldiers were seen in the city center and the signal of the state television RTB was cut off, Arı said that soldiers blocked the roads of the Ouaga 2000 district, where the Presidential Palace and Turkey’s Embassy are located.

In the statement, it was shared that while the public is invited to be cautious about the news circulating on social media, talks are continuing to ensure calm and prosperity in the country.

In some news in the country press, it was stated that the military mobilization was a coup attempt, while in some news it was claimed that the soldiers of the “Cobra Unit” started military mobilization to negotiate unpaid bonuses.

Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the terrorist attack in the economic capital Bobo-Dioulasso after the terrorist attack in the north of the country on September 27, which killed 11 soldiers and lost 50 civilians, and invited Transitional President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba to resign. .

Lieutenant Colonel Damiba seized power with a coup on January 24 and was appointed as the president of the transition process on March 2.