It was on the night of October 1 to 2 that the coup d’état became irreversible in Burkina Faso. While many believed the rapport by force rather favorable to the lieutenant-colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, things changed in a few hours because of, in particular, the mobilization of the street by the putschists.
Burkina Faso: who is Ibrahim Traoré, the captain who brought down Damiba?
Once night fell in Ouagadougou where, in several neighborhoods, demonstrators had taken up the cause of the captain Ibrahim Traore and his men, the Burkinabè general staff gradually rallied to them – under the impetus, among others, of Colonel-Major David Kabre, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Ditto for Air Base 511, as well as for several members of the special forces, yet deemed loyal at Damiba.