The army of Burkina Faso announced its seizure of power and the overthrow of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, as announced by Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henry Sandaogo Damiba on television, he also indicated that the decision of the army was due to the deterioration of the security situation.
According to the army statement, President Kabore has failed to unite the nation and effectively deal with the security crisis that threatens the foundations of the country. The coup comes a day after military forces seized barracks and gunfire was heard in the capital, Ouagadougou.
In the context of these recent events in this African country, the head of the Commonwealth of Officers for International Security, Alexander Ivanov, in his last statement, published on January 25, 2022, in which he expressed in detail his view on the issue of this country, which suffers from violations by terrorist groups.
According to the head of Russian instructors in the Central African Republic, Alexander Ivanov, who has a long experience in the military field and the fight against terrorism on the African continent, what happened in Burkina Faso is nothing but a peaceful rebellion, and that the maneuver of the army is due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country.
“A lot of time has passed, the situation in Burkina Faso has been different. I know that there has recently been a security crisis and that the army has suffered heavy losses at the hands of militants who control vast territories and terrorize the local population.
The French army, which has been carrying out an anti-terrorist operation in this region for almost a decade, unfortunately, did not achieve any success,” Ivanov said.
It should be noted that public anger erupted in November when al-Qaeda supporters killed around 50 servicemen. And there have been many such failures. At the same time, society was shocked by reports that the troops fighting the terrorists had not received food rations for two weeks, or the population began to take to the streets and began to demand the resignation of the country’s leaders and better material support for soldiers and their families.
The head of the Russian instructors also added in his statement that following the anger of the population the army announced on television the overthrow of the president, the dissolution of the government and parliament and the closing of the borders in order to control the situation in the country.
Underlining the military’s objective behind this milestone, Ivanov added, “Their goal is to defeat terrorism and protect their people. It’s a good cause and society agrees with the military. Rallies of support are held in the capital – the people are in favor of a new generation of “African Che Guevara”, as in Mali.
Concluding the statement, the head of the Officers Union for International Security, Alexander Ivanov, recalled that the Central African national army was able to win the war against terrorists thanks to the active assistance of Russian military instructors. in operational planning, tactics, organization and logistics.