Burundi coup leader on the run: police

The leader of coup attempt in Burundi, General Godefroid Niyombare, has gone on the run after escaping capture by troops loyal to the central African nation’s president, a senior police official told AFP Friday. “General Niyombare has evaded us but we know where he is hiding,” the official said, adding he was believed to have fled to a southern district of the capital Bujumbura. Officials in the president’s office said President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the capital Bujumbura and will address the nation on Friday.

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