The coup attempt, which was announced by one of the generals Wednesday but subsequently failed, came after deadly protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term. Number of arrests not specified, but the President is scheduled to address the nation.
Army Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, who announced the coup on radio Wednesday, was among those arrested, the spokesman said. The arrests come after the President, who was in Tanzania for a summit earlier this week, said he was back home. His exact location was not released, but he sent a tweet congratulating security forces on "their patriotism" and Burundians "for their patience."
Once again, "two wrongs cannot make a right".