Junior Officers Attempt Coup in Gabon
They said that they wanted to "restore democracy"
Photo GABON STATE TV
A group of five junior officers seized the state broadcasting station in Gabon at around 4.30 a.m. on Monday, BBC News reports.
The officers claimed that they were seizing power “to restore democracy.”
They were eventually arrested. Two were killed.
The situation is “under control,” said a representative of the ruling President Ali Bongo.
The ailing leader’s family has ruled in Gabon for 50 years.
The coup attempt took place after Bongo moved to Morocco for treatment after he had a stroke in October.