Guinea’s military leaders have arrested a Former Minister Tibou Kamara and ransacked his home before releasing him hours later.
Armed men in uniform raided Kamara’s resident in the capital Conakry and took him to an unidentified location, he was however, released in the afternoon. Several items including mobile phones were seized.
The ruling National Committee of Reconciliation and Development CNRD confirmed his arrest, as well as his team.
The military leaders however, accused the Former Minister of violating a commitment to stay neutral towards the military administration.
Kamara was the industry minister and an adviser to former President Alpha Condé, who was ousted in a military coup earlier this month.
In another development, Burundian rebels have launched an overnight attack on the airport in the commercial capital Bujumbura.
The RED-Tabara group said it fired mortars and fought the military for more than an hour. Airport staff said they heard shelling and shooting but that air traffic was not disrupted.
However, a Spokesman for Burundi’s army said he was not aware of an attack.