Just in: Fresh coup fears in Burkina Faso after shootout
Updates from Burkina Faso have revealed that uneasy calm now pervades Ouagadougou as fear of another of military seems afoot. Upto the time of filing this report, there was no official announcement from the current administration in Burkina Faso as to what led to the shootout that left deafening sounds of what sources described as heavy-duty incendiary.
According to agency reports, gunshots sounded early on Tuesday near an airbase in the city centre of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
In the middle of the city, gunshots could be heard starting around 12:45 a.m, and they stopped around 40 minutes later. The shooting had temporarily stopped traffic, but it was beginning to move again.
The latest shootout tragedy comes ten months after a coup, the second in less than a year in the violent West African nation.
It also occurs less than a week after the military overthrew democratically elected President Mohammed Bazoum in neighbouring Niger.
On September 30, 2022, Captain Ibrahim Traore overthrew Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba of Burkina Faso, who had overthrown the nation’s previous elected leader, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, in January of that same year.