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The military junta came to dominate Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s army has stated that it has expelled President Rock Cabole, suspended the Constitution, dissolved the government and parliament, and closed the border.

Signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba and read by another officer on state television, the announcement stated that the hijacking took place without violence and that the detained people were in a safe place.

This statement was made in the name of an unheard-of entity, the Patriotic Movement for Protection and Restoration, or the French acronym MPSR.

“The MPSR, which includes all divisions of the military, has decided to end President Cabole’s post today,” he said.

He said the deteriorating security situation and Cabore’s inability to unite the country and effectively address the challenges it faces.

The military broadcast came after two days of turmoil and horror in the capital Ouagadougou, where a fierce gun battle broke out in a military camp on Sunday and soldiers demanded further support in the fight against Islamic extremists.

Cabore’s whereabouts were unknown on Monday after being shot all night around Cabore’s residence.

Earlier, Cabore’s party said it had survived the attempted assassination, but did not provide details.

Prior to a military statement, the African Union and West African Block ECOWAS both blamed what was called an attempted coup in Burkina Faso and stated that the military was responsible for the safety of Cabole.

The military junta came to dominate Burkina Faso

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