West African State, Burkina Faso, has yet been hit by another military coup d’etat, making it the second in the country’s eight-month history.
On Friday night, Captain Ibrahim Traore made the announcement that Paul Henri Damiba, the military leader, had been overthrown by the army.
Damiba and some other mutineering soldiers had in January, 2022, deposed former President Roch Kabore.
In a statement, Traore informed the populace that the military had assisted Damiba in coming to the conclusion that he was no longer capable to protect the country.
Burkina Faso is battling an increased insurgency conflict that has left several people dead and displaced many in the worst-affected districts.
“Faced with the deteriorating situation, we tried several times to get Damiba to refocus the transition on the security question”, said the new military leader.
Traore further announced the dissolution of the country’s national assembly and closure of borders, while imposing a curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.
Damiba had just arrived home after attending the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, USA.