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Coup attempt leader arrested in Guinea-Bissau

Coup attempt leader arrested in Guinea-Bissau

A military spokesman says the soldier who led a failed coup attempt last week in Guinea-Bissau has been arrested.
Dahaba Na Walna said Sunday that Pansau Ntchama has been detained. He also said that the country's ex-army chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Zamora Induta, was behind the Oct. 21 coup attempt. Ntchama was Induta's bodyguard before the ex-army chief fled Guinea-Bissau in the wake of the last coup in April. The government says Ntchama had traveled from Portugal to carry out the attack.
Gunmen led by Ntchama attacked a military base near the airport in Bissau. At least six soldiers were killed in the clash. The army fought back and the coup failed.
Since winning independence from Portugal in 1974, no leader of Guinea-Bissau has been able to complete his term


Updated : 2021-04-13 04:33 GMT+08:00