The government of Gabon spokesman has said the political situation in the country is under control following an attempted military coup.
Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told newsmen that four of the rebels has been arrested by the authorities, while a fifth is on the run and would be arrested in the coming hours.
He also stated that the gendarmes who are often stationed there have taken control of the entire area around the radio and Tv headquarters and everything is back to normal.
The insurgents called on soldiers to take control of the transport system, ammunition reserves and airports in the nation’s interest.
The French government and African Union condemned the attempted coup.