ADVERTISEMENT

BREAKING: Coup in Gabon as military ‘hijacks power’

The military in oil-rich Gabon is saying it has seized power from the President Ali Bongo-led government in the country.

The BBC reports that soldiers in the African country said they launched a coup to restore democracy.

ADVERTISEMENT

They took control of the national radio station in the early hours of Monday to read a short statement announcing a “National Restoration Council”.

The BBC also reported that tanks and armed vehicles were on the streets of the capital Libreville.

ADVERTISEMENT

President Bongo took over power in 2009.

He reportedly suffered a stroke in October and received treatment in Morocco.

Mr Bongo sought to put an end to the rumours about his health with a New Year message in which he said he was feeling fine.

Soldiers said they had been disappointed by the message, calling it “a pitiful sight” and a “relentless attempt to cling onto power.”


Share this article

BARRISTER Anthony Woke Up At About 12Midnight To Urinate. He Almost Fainted When He Just Couldn't Pee: ENLARGED PROSTATE!!!

ANY MAN ABOVE 40 Shouldn't Wait For This Crisis! PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER!

PREVENT Or SHRINK Your Enlarged PROSTATE Within 15 Days Without Surgery!!! Click To See HOW!

Join us on


Send DTM to 4900 (MTN) or DTM to 655 (Etisalat) for regular updates and more

Share your story with us: 08189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email: dtonline@dailytrust.com Or use this form

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.