A coup d’etat is currently ongoing in the country of Gabon as Military have taken over. .
The soldiers have claimed that the reason for their actions is “to restore democracy” as they took control of the National radio station early Monday morning.
Gabon, an oil-rich state where the President’s family has ruled for 50 years has been seized by the military who read a short statement declaring a “National Restoration Council”.
In its statement on Monday, the military officers condemned President Ali Bongo who addressed his compatriots last Monday from Morocco for the first time since suffering a stroke in October. They described the message as “a pitiful sight” and a “relentless attempt to cling onto power.”
According to reports, shots have been fired in Gabon’s capital, Libreville as military vehicles have swarmed the region.
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Military coup underway in Gabon, according to broadcast on national radio. #VOAALERT pic.twitter.com/X1BKdWiJex
— Saleh Shehu ASHAKA (@AshakaSaleh) January 7, 2019
Military vehicles passing through the streets of Libreville #Gabon #Coup pic.twitter.com/tPHJShsFCK
— CNW (@ConflictsW) January 7, 2019
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