Burkina Faso PM Zida, held hostage since coup, freed

Burkina Faso PM Zida, held hostage since coup, freed

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso's Yacouba Isaac Zida, who had been held hostage since a coup led by the West African nation's elite presidential guard last week, was freed on Tuesday, an advisor & a senior army officer loyal to the government said.

"The prime minister is free. He has returned to his offiical residence (in the capital Ouagadougou)," said Lieutenant Boris Nadie, Zida's aide-de-camp.

(Reporting by Nadoun Coulibaly; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

Source: “Reuters”