Buhari receives ‘graphic details’ on attempted coup
President Muhammadu Buhari received a full briefing on the coup attempt to depose Guinea-Bissau President Umaru Sissoco Embalo on Sunday.
The coup attempt, however, was thwarted by loyalist forces.
Buhari was informed on the margins of the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government, which was taking place in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
A statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the President met with Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau, Suzi Barbosa, “who gave graphic presentation of the attempt to overthrow the constitutional order in her country.”
“They attempted to kill President Embalo. They destroyed the presidential palace with bazookas, killed 11 young people. It took about five hours to restore order. It was a nightmare,” she said.
President Buhari pledged to consult with other ECOWAS leaders on how full normalcy could be restored to the embattled country at the shortest possible time.
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