After a day that witnessed the shooting in the presidential district of Ouagadougou, about fifteen soldiers in military uniforms, stood in front of the official channel this Friday evening, September 30,
Captain Ibrahim Traoré read a statement announcing the dismissal of junta leader Paul Henry Sandaugo Damiba, in power since the January 23, 2022 coup, dissolution of the government, suspension of the constitution, as well as closing the country’s borders until further notice, and a curfew was imposed from 9 pm to 5 am.
“The risky options of Lieutenant Colonel Damiba gradually weakened our security system, and the routine that characterized the ousted regime has worsened during the transitional period, and it is also detrimental to operations of a strategic nature,” said one of the putschists on television. He added that the country’s new strongman, appointed as head of the National Movement for Protection and Restoration (MPSR, the ruling body of the junta), is now Captain Ibrahim Traoré,
He added that the country’s new strongman, appointed as head of the National Movement for Protection and Restoration (MPSR, the ruling body of the junta), is now Captain Ibrahim Traoré.
Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaugo Damiba took power in a coup at the end of January, promising to make security his priority, in a country that has been undermined by bloody jihadist attacks for years but has multiplied in recent months, especially in the north.