West African leaders urged to act swiftly on Burkina Faso

The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), has called on West African leaders to move swiftly to prevent the situation in Burkina Faso from degenerating into further violence than has already been experienced.

A statement issued by Mrs Theodora Williams, FOSDA Project Officer and copied to the Ghana News Agency raised concerns about the recent Coup d’état in Burkina Faso.

According to FOSDA the coup, which has so far reportedly resulted in the death of three Burkinabe citizens was baseless and needless and could have been avoided.

It said given the level of awareness and activism of the people of Burkina Faso, FOSDA fears that the situation is likely to deteriorate further in the next few days.

The statement said Burkina Faso is on a slippery slope if immediate and sustainable actions are not taken to restore law and order.

“FOSDA therefore commends West African and world leaders for condemning the coup and acting swiftly to restore peace.

“We also urge them not to relent in their efforts,” it said.

FOSDA is a CSO with the mission to promote peace and human security by working to realise the lasting potential of communities and individuals through the systematic and effective sharing of information, knowledge and skills.

Meanwhile news report indicates that Michel Fafando, the Interim President has been reinstated in a move brokered by leaders in the sub-region including President John Dramani Mahama.

Mr Fafando came to power after the presidential guard who are noted to be loyal to deposed President Blaise Compaore decided to back-off after the regular army moved to the capital-Ouagadougou to oust them by force. GNA

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