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Burundi president's spokesman says would-be coup leader remains at large, not arrested
May 15, 2015 / 7:02 PM / 3 years ago

Burundi president's spokesman says would-be coup leader remains at large, not arrested

BUJUMBURA, May 15 (Reuters) - Burundi’s presidential spokesman said on Friday that the general behind an attempt to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza remained at large, after earlier saying he had been detained.

Major General Godefroid Niyombare “has not been arrested”, presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho told Reuters. He said the source of his earlier statement had corrected the information. (Reporting by Njuwa Maina and Edmund Blair; Editing by Edith Honan and Mark Heinrich)

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