MOSCOW, October 1 – Novosti. The military who came to power in Burkina Faso said that the displaced head of the country’s transitional government, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, was hiding at a French military base, where he was preparing a “counteroffensive.”
Earlier, the media reported that a military group in Burkina Faso, led by Captain Ibrahim Traore, announced the removal of the head of the country’s transitional government, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, the suspension of the constitution in the country, the dissolution of the government and the closure of borders. The French Embassy in Burkina Faso said earlier that the French army had nothing to do with what was happening in the country.
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“Damiba is hiding at the French base in Cambouance to prepare a counter-offensive in order to cause unrest in the defense and security forces,” the military said in a statement published on the social media page of the national broadcaster RTB.
According to the military, they had previously decided to turn to other partners to fight terrorism.
Rebels in Burkina Faso seized power on January 24 on behalf of the Patriot Movement for Preservation and Restoration, led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, 41. They announced that they had dismissed the president of the country, Rock Mark Kabore, the country’s government was dissolved, the constitution was suspended. Later, the rebels decided to restore the constitution.
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