Monday, May 26, 2008
[Guinean news] Army chief kidnaped by mutinous soldiers
Guinean soldiers have seized Gen. Mamadou Sampil after the army chief visited Camp Alpha Yaya Diallo to negotiate with them. The soldiers claim they have been owed money for 12 years, as they were promised more money following an army mutiny/attempted coup on 2-3 February 1996. Troops have mutinied over the issue several times in recent years. The BBC reports that shots were also fired at military camps in Kindia and N'Zérékoré.