A man caught last week trying to stab to death Mali’s military strongman Assimi Goita, is now dead.
According to Punch, Goita is the figure behind two coups in less than a year.
The man who attempted to kill him died in custody, the government said on Sunday.
The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, had been taken into custody following the assassination attempt after prayers for Eid al-Adha at Bamako’s Grand Mosque on Tuesday.
Once in custody, “his health deteriorated” and he was then hospitalised. But “unfortunately, he has died”, the government said in a statement.