Burkina Faso’s self-declared army chief says “state of affairs is below management” By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Captain Ibrahim Traore appears on through the announcement on tv that he has ousted Burkina Faso’s army chief Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the federal government and structure, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 30, 2022, on this

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) -Burkina Faso’s self-declared army chief Captain Ibrahim Traore mentioned on Sunday that the state of affairs was below management, urging individuals to chorus from acts of vandalism concentrating on the French embassy, an announcement learn on nationwide tv mentioned.

The West African nation remained on edge after Traore accused President Paul-Henri Damiba on Saturday of staging a counter-offensive after his obvious ouster a day earlier.

The standoff led to sporadic gunfire throughout the capital all through Saturday between opposing factions of the military.

“We wish to inform the inhabitants that the state of affairs is below management and order is being restored,” a military officer mentioned in an announcement broadcast on nationwide tv. The officer was flanked by Traore and different armed and masked troopers.

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