An attempted Coup de Etat in Gabon on Monday by several military officers has been nipped in the bud and the plotters arrested, after taking siege of the national broadcaster and calling for an uprising.
The incumbent government spokesman said that the situation had been brought under control and the perpetrators have been apprehended.
“The government is in place. The institutions are in place,” Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told France 24.
Mapungu told Reuters that four of the five officers who had taken over the national radio station were in custody.
A fifth suspect is said to have been on the run but was later apprehended whilst he was hiding.
The Gabon military officers attempted to pull off a replica of the Operation Restore Legacy ‘Coup’ Zim Style, seizing the state radio station and declared their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco.
Authorities have regained control of the state broadcasting offices and a major thoroughfare in the capital, Libreville, which were the only areas taken by the plotters said Mapangou.