MOSCOW, October 1 – Novosti. 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 country’s constitution, the dissolution of the government and the closure of borders, Lefaso.net reports .
A military group announced this evening the removal of Lieutenant Colonel Damiba, accused of deviating from the ideals of the Patriot Movement for Preservation and Restoration (MPSR),” the publication said.
It is noted that the military also announced the adoption of new measures in the country.
“Led by Captain Ibrahim Traore, the new putschists, who still claim to belong to the MPSR, announced a series of measures: suspension of the constitution, suspension of the transitional charter, dissolution of the government, dissolution of the transitional legislative assembly, curfew from 2100 to 0500 (local time – ed.), the closure of borders until further notice,” the newspaper writes.
In addition, a suspension of all political and civil society activities was announced. The military also announced the forthcoming convening of “the living forces of the nation to appoint a civilian or military president.”
On Friday, Faso reported that the sounds of gunfire could be heard in several areas of Burkina Faso’s capital , Ouagadougou , including the main military camp in the city of Baba Sou.
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.