Burkina Faso says it foiled coup attempt
Baku, September 28, AZERTAC
Burkina Faso’s military government said Wednesday that it thwarted a coup attempt by security and intelligence services the previous day, according Anadolu Agency.
The transitional government informed the public “that a coup attempt was foiled on Sept. 26, 2023 by the Burkinabe intelligence and security services.”
Officers and other individuals behind the attempt to destabilize the country have been arrested and the search for other perpetrators continues, the statement said.
The government assured that it will shed all light on the coup attempt.
Late Tuesday, hundreds of Burkinabe took to the streets of the capital Ouagadougou to show their support for the transitional government as claims of a mutiny spread.
In a post on X Wednesday, junta leader Captain Ibrahim Traore thanked his supporters.
He promised to lead the transitional government “safely, despite adversity and various maneuvers to stop the march towards assumed sovereignty.”
In September last year, Traore led a coup to become Burkina Faso’s new leader after ousting Paul Henri-Damiba, who had also come to power in January that year through a coup.