Burkina Faso president’s Tweet account calls on army to lay down arms

The President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Marc Roch Christian Kaboré.PHOTO/GETTY

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore’s Twitter account on Monday called on the army to lay down arms and to safeguard democratic achievements.

“Our Nation is going through difficult times. At this precise moment, we must safeguard our democratic achievements. I invite those who have taken up arms to lay them down in the higher interests of the Nation. It is through dialogue and listening that we must resolve our contradictions,” said a Twitter post from the account of Kabore.

Kabore has been detained by soldiers, local media reported Monday.

“The president was taken to a military camp following the mutiny,” a security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.