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Burkina Faso President Reportedly Detained By Military

Burkina Faso President Reportedly Detained By Military

Roch Kaboré, the president of Burkina Faso has been reportedly detained.

Discontent has been growing in Burkina Faso over the government’s failure to successfully eliminate an Islamist insurgency in the country since 2015.

Some troops in the West African nation have demanded the sacking of military chiefs and more resources to fight Islamist militants.

Gunfire had been heard overnight near the presidential palace and at barracks in Ouagadougou, the capital.

Armoured cars reportedly used by the presidency were found in the morning with bullets holes. People came in support of the soldiers despite a government-imposed curfew, with some setting fire to the ruling party’s headquarters.

According to foreign media reports, President Kaboré was detained at a military camp.