April 6, 2011 / 10:35 AM / in 7 years

Ouattara's forces told not to kill Gbagbo-spox

ABIDJAN, April 6 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara, who stormed the residence of Laurent Gbagbo on Wednesday, have been ordered not to kill him, a spokesman for Ouattara told Reuters.

“It has never been nor is it the intention of anyone in the Ouattara camp to assassinate former president Gbagbo,” said Patrick Achi, a spokesman for Ouattara’s government.

“Alassane Ouattara has given formal instructions that Gbagbo is to be kept alive because we want to bring him to justice,” he said.

Reporting by Tim Cocks, writing by Silvia Aloisi

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