Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo's Dramatic Capture

Extraordinary footage has emerged of the moment the former president of Ivory Coast was removed from his bunker and arrested.

Laurent Gbagbo was seized from a cellar underneath his residence in Abidjan on Monday.

The footage shows troops loyal to the internationally recognised President Alassane Ouattara entering the compound with heavy weaponry.

Gunfire can be heard as they clash with Mr Gbagbo's forces in the grounds of the residence.

They then enter the building, shoot the lock off a door to access what looks like a reception room.

The former president is then seen being given a bullet-proof vest and helmet.