‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday morning, received a comprehensive briefing on the coup attempt to oust President Umaru Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau.
Daily Courier had reported that the coup attempt, was thwarted by loyalist forces leading to the death of eleven officers.
The President received the briefings on the sidelines of the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said President Buhari met with Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau, Suzi Barbosa, “who gave a graphic presentation of the attempt to overthrow the constitutional order in her country.”
“They attempted to kill President Embalo. They destroyed the presidential palace with bazookas, killed 11 young people. It took about five hours to restore order. It was a nightmare”, she said.
President Buhari pledged to consult with other ECOWAS leaders on how full normalcy could be restored to the embattled country at the shortest possible time.