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Army captain announces coup in Burkina Faso

Army Captain Ibrahim Traoré announced that military leader Paul-Henri Damiba had been removed from power and the suspension of the constitution and transitional charter. Traore cited the worsening Islamist insurgency as the reason for the coup, as he declared the borders shut indefinitely. This event took place on 09/30/2022 at the following location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Incident Type: Civil Unrest

Event Type: Removal from Office

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Police/Military Fatalities: 0

Police/Military Wounded: 0

Civilian Fatalities: 0

Civilian Wounded: 0

Terrorist/Insurgent Fatalities: 0

Terrorist/Insurgent Wounded: 0

Number Arrested: 0

Source: AFP

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