Burkina Faso president detained by mutinous soldiers

1/24/2022 2:29:00 PM

Burkina Faso president detained by mutinous soldiers

Burkina Faso president detained by mutinous soldiers

This comes a day after reports of gunfire erupting late on Sunday around the president's residence.

The mutinous soldiers are yet to issue a statement on the incident.This comes a day after reports of gunfire erupting late on Sunday around the president’s home, hours after soldiers seized control of a military base in Ouagadougou.Some reports say the soldiers are demanding more resources to fight extremists in the country.

The West African country has been dogged by unrest since 2015 and in recent times has seen a series of protests against the government’s inability to solve the problem of insecurity in the country.

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