Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita & Prime Mininster ‘Arrested’
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his Prime Minister, Boubou Cissé, were “arrested” late Tuesday afternoon in Bamako by mutiny Soldiers supporting the opposition.
“We can tell you that the president and prime ministers are under our control. We arrested them at his home ” (at the home of the Head of State), said a soldier, who requested anonymity.
“IBK (President Keita) and his Prime Minister are in an armoured vehicle on their way to Kati”, the military camp on the outskirts of Bamako where the mutiny began in the morning, said another military source in the mutineer camp.
Earlier on Tuesday, reports from the landlocked West African country said several government officials and senior army officers had been detained in the capital of Bamako and at the nearby military base of Kati, unrest. were allegedly caused by the financial demands of the soldiers.