Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Kabore, is said to have been detained by mutinous soldiers.
Some soldiers in the West African country have asked that military officials be fired and that greater resources be allocated to combating Islamist insurgents.
Gunshots were heard overnight near the presidential palace and at barracks in Ouagadougou, the capital.
The government, on the other hand, refuted reports of a military coup or the president’s detention.
According to foreign media sources, President Kabore was detained at a military barracks by mutinous soldiers.
Soldiers encircled the state television headquarters as well.
Despite a government-imposed curfew, hundreds of people have come out in support of the soldiers. Some of them set fire to the headquarters of the ruling party.