“A last chance was given to the former presidential guard and we are giving them yet another chance to surrender to avoid a confrontation”, said Lieutenant Colonel Aziz Ouedraogo, an army spokesman.
The government on Monday accused the military general who was the leader of this month’s failed coup of derailing the disarmament of his supporters.
In fact most of the RSP ceded power last Wednesday after the army opposed the coup they staged a week earlier.
“I would like the people of Burkina Faso to find a solution to this crisis through dialogue”.
Burkina Faso’s government has been in a precarious state since mid September, when the presidential guard took over the presidential palace and detained the interim President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida.
A security source told AFP the arrest was “in connection with the coup”, with a military source confirming the same information.
On Tuesday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry voiced its satisfaction regarding the failure of the coup and the reinstatement of the country’s civilian government.
He stated Diendere’s vehicle had been destroyed by troopers close to the Vatican’s diplomatic compound, and the overall was believed to have sought refuge inside.
Diendere cited the court decision, which barred Bassole and other candidates due to their support for Compaore’s plan to change the constitution, as among the primary reasons for launching his coup attempt. Despite the lockdown, life in the capital had by morning regained a few sense of normalcy after a call on Saturday for a general strike was suspended.
As they arrived, members of the presidential guard fired in the air to disperse anti-putsch protesters who tried to march on the capital’s iconic Revolution Square.
Ouagadougou’s global airport was closed on Tuesday.
The attempted coup took place just weeks before the landlocked west African nation was to hold its first presidential and legislative elections since veteran strongman Blaise Compaore was ousted in October 2014.
About 10 people were killed in protests which followed the coup.