Burkina: the head of the UN condemns “any attempt to seize power by force”, the day after a coup d’etat in the country

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres “firmly” sentenced in a press release on Saturday October 1 “any attempt to seize power by force of arms” in Burkina Faso, the day after a coup in the country.

The Secretary General “calls on all actors to refrain from violence and seek dialogue”, said his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric in a press release. He “expresses its full support for regional efforts aimed at a rapid return to constitutional order in the country”also stating that Burkina Faso “needs peace, stability and unity to fight the terrorist groups and criminal networks that operate in certain parts of the country”.

Burkina Faso, one of the poor countries of the Sahel, experienced its second coup in eight months on Friday, led to overthrow Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who came to power in a putsch at the end of January. The new strongman is a 34-year-old captain, Ibrahim Traoré, head of the “Cobra” anti-jihadist special forces unit in the Kaya region (north).

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