Ivory Coast extradites 3 coup suspects to Burkina Faso

February 21, 2016 12:30 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – A Burkina Faso military official says Ivory Coast extradited three former members of an elite unit that staged a brief, failed coup last September.

Col. Sita Sangare, a military prosecutor, said the suspects arrived in Ouagadougou Saturday evening. They became the target of international arrest warrants after they fled to Ivory Coast when the coup failed and Burkina Faso's transitional government was restored.

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