A military coup has taken place in Burkina Faso on Friday, 30 September.
Reuters, reports that a group of officers led by Captain Ibrahim Troare have promptly taken over government from the former military ruler, Paul- Henri Damiba.
The new military ruler, Captain Ibrahim Troare, in a broadcast on Friday evening have reportedly dissolved the government and suspended the constitution and transitional charter, hinging their intervention on the failure of the ousted ruler to arrest the worsening Islamist insurgency in Burkina Faso.
He also announced indefinite closure of borders, as well as the suspension of political and civil society activities.
Recall that, the Friday military revolt was the second similar military intervention in eight months in Burkina Faso, after Damiba ousted former President Roch Kabore in January for the same reason of festering insurgency.