Heavy gunfire was heard coming from the main military camp and some residential areas of Burkina Faso’s capital early on Friday morning,
Several armed soldiers were seen taking positions along the main avenue leading to the presidency.
According to reports, Soldiers were also seen blocking access to administrative buildings and the national television, which has stopped broadcasting.
Burkina Faso saw a military coup in January this year, with Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba seizing power.
On Thursday, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets to demand his resignation. The protesters reportedly blamed Damiba for the chaotic management of the security situation.