Breaking: Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré Kidnapped

Breaking: Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré Kidnapped

News had broken out in Burkina Faso’s that mutinying soldiers have detained President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. The report for his confined broke out on Monday, a day after soldiers at several army barracks staged mutinies, causing fears of a coup in the conflict-hit country. 

One day ago, on Sunday, heavy gunfire was heard near the president’s residence in the Capital, Ouagadougou. Army convoys riddled with bullets were seen touring around the president’s residence on Monday, with one spatted with blood.

Two security sources and the West African Diplomat had told News Agency that President Kabore was detained at a military camp. The government has not responded to the reports as it had also denied the coup rumors spread on Sunday.

AFP news agency also reported over the president’s detainment and other prominent government officials. Sources within Burkina Faso reveal that the army had yet to release a statement.

News on the ground reports that There were negotiations between the mutineers and the government throughout the day. The mutineers told an Al Jazeera journalist on Sunday that they had six demands.

“They said that if their demands were not met, then they would take charge and arrest the president, and that seems to be what is happening right now.”