Junta members met government ministry officials late on Wednesday to map out a return to stability, a day after detaining President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in a coup.
It was still not clear early on Wednesday who was leading the revolt.
Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse issued a brief statement calling for dialog and urging mutinous soldiers to stand down.
Police fired tear gas and several rounds of gunfire as they tried to force protesters out the building.
Droukdel was believed to be hiding in the mountains of northern Algeria. The group operates across northern Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Algeria.