Burkina Faso coup: In the West African country Burkina Faso, a coup has taken place for the second time in a span of nine months. On Friday (September 30), the army of Burkina Faso carried out a coup. Military officials declared a military coup, taking control of the state broadcaster.
According to reports, Lt. Col. Paul Henry Sandaogo Damiba (Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba) has resigned from the presidency after receiving guarantees of security from the military officers who carried out the coup. He has also put a condition to end the violence. It is being told that Captain Ibrahim Traore, the self-proclaimed military leader of Burkina Faso, has accepted his resignation according to the condition of Damiba.
Protesters attacked the French embassy
Earlier the news came, where Damiba is after the coup, it is not known. Coup officers suspected Damiba to be in the French embassy. After which on Saturday (October 1) the protesters attacked the embassy of France. However, French officials denied the allegation of Burkina Faso military officials who had carried out the coup.
There was a coup in January this year
In Burkina Faso, the military removed President Roch Kabore in a coup in the last week of January, with Damiba taking over as the new president. Damiba recently traveled to New York and addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He defended the military coup carried out in the country in February at the United Nations General Assembly. Recently, he returned to his country Burkina Faso, after which the army once again took over the reins of the country. The main reason behind the coup is said to be Islamic extremism. Damiba was accused of failing to deal with the increasing violence of Islamic extremists.
UN chief said this
The world fraternity has condemned the coup in Burkina Faso. UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over the situation in Burkina Faso. Guterres’ spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement, “The Secretary-General strongly condemns any attempt to seize power by force of arms and that all leaders We call upon us to refrain from violence and work through dialogue.”
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