By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Authorities in Guinea have announced the dismissal of over 60 soldiers and prison officers over alleged securities breach.
A jailbreak in the country’s capital, Conakry last week had led to the escape of former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara and two others from prison.
The country’s Junta leader Col Mamady Doumbouya in a decree on Sunday said he fired the military and prison officers for “breach of employment and misconduct”, state broadcaster RTG reports.
Military officers affected in the dismissal include fugitive Claude Pivi, Moussa Thiegboro Camara and Blaise Goumou.
Heavily armed men had in the early hours of Saturday stormed the prison and freed Camara and two others, but his lawyer insists he was kidnapped from the prison.
The three escapees have since been re-arrested.
They are standing trial for their alleged roles in the death of over 150 people in a 2009 protest in the capital Conakry.
Manhunt is underway for Mr Pivi, a former minister of presidential security in Dadis Camara’s junta, who is currently on the run.