Former Burkinabe President Blaise Compaoré may have been involved in the latest coup d’état, according to international diplomat Al Wahab Farouk.
In his opinion, every exiled president, particularly those who were military commanders, still has influence over the army, delivering orders that are largely followed.
“Hatred creates these acts, particularly when a former President instructs those he utilizes. That is why every African President comes to the continent, and even after their time they want to stay useful,” he said.
The Burkina Faso military had been split for 30-40 years by ethnic groups and was poised to explode when Blaise Compaoré sparked the flame.
Everyone who has controlled Burkina Faso still has devoted fans in the extremely split military, allowing them to influence government in the French country, he claims.
“I am not shocked by the timing of the coup and it may escalate,” Al Wahab Farouk said on Happy98.9FM’s Epa Hoa Daben political discussion program. When the heat strikes, France hides in the shadows.”
After two days of turmoil, the army removed and detained Burkinabe President Roch Kabore, sparking anti-government joy and worldwide worry. This was the fourth military coup in West and Central Africa in a year.
On Monday night, a squad of troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba appeared on state television to claim control of the county. The government and national legislature were dissolved, and the constitution was suspended, they stated.
The coup comes amid a deadly Islamist insurgency that has uprooted millions throughout the Sahel.
Historically, Blaise Compaoré is a Burkinabé former politician who was president of Burkina Faso from 1987 to 2014.
He was a top associate of President Thomas Sankara during the 1980s, and in October 1987, he led a coup d’état during which Sankara was killed.