The deposed president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, is "in a safe place" and his "safety and well-being are assured", Colonel Isaac Zida, second in command of the presidential guard, said on Saturday.
Zida, who had just declared himself head of state, told journalists that Compaore, who resigned on Friday, and his chief of staff "are in a safe place and their safety and well-being are assured."
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