In Guinea: Junta Offers Reward For The Capture of ‘Toumba’

Lieutenant Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite

Lieutenant Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite

It has emerged from details coming out of Conakry the capital of Guinea, that more than one government official was shot at and wounded. There are reports that the number two in the junta regime, General Mamadouba “Toto” Camara, was also shot and wounded by renegade soldier Lieutenant Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite, and is also  receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed location in Morocco.

At the helm of affairs and in control of day-to-day running of the government is  General Sekouba Konate, junta number three and defence minister. He is in fact  the country’s de facto leader after returning from Lebanon late Friday. It has come to light that the junta has offered a reward for the capture of the junior officer accused of shooting Camara. In a telephone interview to the press, Lieutenant Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite said “I am in Guinea, I am free to move about, I have a fair number of men with me.” In the interview he refused to discuss the attack on Camara, saying he was waiting “to see how things develop.”  It seems other arrests were made across the country’s different borders, including that of sergeant Alpha Balde.

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