Attempted Coup in TOGO (23 /09/1986)

“Numerous items had been seized from the rebels to include an electronic timing device.”

SCOTBOM: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation by Richard A. Marquise (Page 61)

Members of Togolese Movement for Democracy (Mouvement Togolais pour la Democratie-MTD) rebelled against the government of President Gnassingbé Eyadéma in Lomé on September 23-24, 1986, resulting in the deaths of at least 26 individuals. The government of Togo accused the governments of Ghana and Burkina Faso of involvement in the rebellion, and requested French military assistance on September 25, 1986.  [1]

Here is the “Evening News” describing the event. It is from a French TV channel.



[1] University of Central Arkansas: Togo (1960-present)

[2] Togo : information sur le putsch du 23 septembre 1986

[3] France Aids Togo After an Attack

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