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Sierra Leone coup leader on the run

Sierra Leone’s former junta leader, Johnny Paul Koroma, said he was on the run yesterday after escaping arrest for questioning in connection with an attack on an army barracks. “I am alive and safe. I escaped because they opened fire on my residence,” Mr Koroma told Reuters by telephone. “I did not have anything to do with the armed attack on the military installation at Wellington – I am just an innocent man.” Prison officials said 18 people, including serving soldiers and former combatants, had been detained since a raid on Mr Koroma’s home on Saturday in the capital, Freetown. Full Story

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