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Military Officers Announce Removal Of Burkina Junta Leader

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Updated September 30, 2022
Burkina Faso soldiers are seen deployed in Ouagadougou on September 30, 2022. (Photo by Olympia DE MAISMONT / AFP)
Burkina Faso soldiers are seen deployed in Ouagadougou on September 30, 2022. (Photo by Olympia DE MAISMONT / AFP)

 

Military officers announced the removal from office of Burkina Faso’s junta leader on Friday.

The dismissal of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who came to power in a coup last January, was announced in a statement read out on national television.

The rebelling military also announced the closure of borders from midnight, as well as the suspension of the constitution and the dissolution of the government.