The African Union has suspended Burkina Faso over Thursday’s military coup. The AU said sanctions would be imposed if members of the presidential guard, who staged the coup do not release members of the interim government which includes the interim president, Michel Kafondo.
The presidents of Benin and Senegal are in the city for talks with the coup leader. Meanwhile Pres. Buhari has condemned the coup in Burkina Faso. Below is a press statement from the presidency..
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of Nigeria unreservedly condemnWednesday’s detention of the Interim President, the Prime Minister and other ministers of the transitional government of Burkina Faso in an apparent coup d’etat.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 18, 2015