Burundi coup general claims support of high-ranking police, army officials

Wednesday 13 May 2015

A top Burundian general who on Wednesday announced a coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza said he had the support of "many" high-ranking army and police officials.

"We are with many army generals and police commissioners," General Godefroid Niyombare told private radio station Insaganiro, accusing the president of pursuing a third term in office "in defiance of the Burundian people".

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