Leaders of Gabonese coup plot arrested

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Gabonese government has arrested the officers who declared a military coup in the country earlier on Monday.

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Associated Press (AP) reporting on the arrest said Guy-Betrand Mapangou, the government’s spokesman, told Radio France International that the authorities had taken control of the situation.

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Mapangou said the attempted coup was initiated by junior army officers.

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He also noted that three soldiers had been taken into custody, while a curfew has been imposed on Libreville, the Gabon capital.

  • Three Gabonese military officers that announced the abortive coup

 

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