There is rising tension in most parts of Burkina Faso as the military junta announced that it stopped a fresh coup attempt in the country on Tuesday evening.
Leader of the junta, Captain Ibrahim Traore, announced the development in a statement by the administration’s spokesman, Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the attempt by the Burkinabe intelligence and security services was foiled, arrests were made, while others have been on the run.
“Officers and other alleged actors involved in this attempt at destabilisation have been arrested and others are actively sought,” Ouedraogo said in the statement without providing details.
Burkina Faso is one of the West African countries where the military have taken power, citing the failure of elected governments as reason for taking over power.
Capt. Ibrahim Traore was named as the transitional president and the junta set a goal of conducting elections to return the country to democratic rule by July 2024.