The military of Burkina Faso has announced that, the regime of President Roch Kabore has been overthrown officially following rumors of the development of the coup. The mutineers took to state television to announce the coup.
In the televised statement, the military said it has suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly and also closed the country’s borders. What is not clearly stated is the whereabouts of the President, as that was not mentioned in the statement.
THE BACK STORY
Earlier report indicated that, Roch Kabore, President of Burkina Faso held under siege by the armed forces in an undisclosed military camp. Search conducted at the Presidential residence in Ouagadougou showed signs of violent encounter as vehicles belonging to the Presidency were spotted with bullet holes and blood.
Th government however denied knowledge of the coup at the initial stages and assured the citizens of a continuity of the Kabore regime.