Burkinabe Former Presidential Guards Rebel Camp Liberated By Government Forces


Burkinabe’s government forces late Tuesday 29th September stormed into a camp of the presidential guard service that had refused to disarm earlier in the day.

The Naaba Koom camp was home to the recently disbanded presidential guards that stage a week-long coup in Burkina Faso.


Naaba Koom camp that housed the irreducible elements of the recently disbanded presidential guard in Burkina Faso was raided and successfully liberated from the rebellion segment of the guard.

The raid was conducted late on Tuesday September 29th after the presidential guard failed to disarm as agreed in the terms of the handing over power back to the transitional government.

The coup leader Gilbert Diendere who has since the end of the junta rule gone into hiding had earlier in the day urged his supporters to honor the call to disarm in order to avoid a possible blood bath.

The Elite presidential guard arrested the transitional Burkinabe president and took over power on September 16th before surrendering a week on after a deal was met. The coup was an act of rebellion against integrating their regiment into the army and at the same time opposing the Transitional government’s decision to bar former President Blaise Compaore’s allies from vying in the much awaited general elections due before the end of year.


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