DFN had reported earlier that Malian President 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.
Moments after the news of the went viral, a video showing the moment Mali President was arrested emerged on social media.
Watch the video below…
These guys in Bamako, Mali are crazy. They just arrested their President for corruption. ^DoS pic.twitter.com/7aBLnb2y4l
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) August 18, 2020
Meanwhile, several government officials and senior army officers have 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, according to earlier reports on Tuesday.