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Military officers sacked their own commander


A military officer announced the dismissal of military leader Lt. Col. Paul Henry Dimiba during a televised address. Photo social media

Military officers in the African country of Burkina Faso fired their own commander.

According to a foreign news agency, a military officer of the West African country of Burkina Faso, speaking on state TV, said that he had dismissed the military leader, Lt. Col. Paul Henry Dimiba.

The military officer attributed the removal of Lt. Col. Paul Henry Dimiba to his lack of competence to prevent extremism, saying that all borders have been closed and political activities have been suspended and curfew imposed.

Military officers appearing on state TV said that in view of the deteriorating situation, Lt. Col. Paul Henry Damiba was asked several times to focus on the security situation, but his actions made it clear to us that he was taking us away from the issue. Going by what we had decided due to which we decided to remove him from office.

The whereabouts of suspended Lt. Col. Paul Henry Dimiba are unknown.

It should be remembered that Lt. Col. Paul Henry Damiba overthrew the elected government in January this year, accusing it of failure to control extremism.

However, the administration of Paul Henry Damiba also failed to control extremism and a few days ago, 11 soldiers were killed in an attack on a convoy.




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