Liberian war lord on the lamb

AP via CNN:

Liberian warlord and war crimes suspect Charles Taylor has disappeared from the haven Nigeria had granted him just as he was to have been handed over to face trial, Nigerian officials said Tuesday.

Taylor disappeared Monday night from his villa in the southern town of Calabar, the government said.

Last week, Nigeria's government agreed reluctantly to surrender him to stand before a U.N. tribunal on charges related to civil war in his homeland and its neighbor Sierra Leone, but the logistics of his handover had not been worked out.

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