Coup: Soldiers arrest Sudan Prime Minister, Officials, takes over govt
There is tension and palpable fear in the African nation, Sudan, over what might be a successful coup
It was gathered by reliable international media outfits that the prime minister of Sudan, Abdallah Hamdok, was on Monday, October 25, arrested by some soldiers.
Also, some top government officials and ministers were arrested by the armed soldiers, while roads leading to the presidential palace have been blocked
Disturbing reports have it that the prime minister of Sudan, Abdallah Hamdok, has been placed under house arrest by a gang of soldiers in what might be another coup in Africa.
According to Al Jazeera, Hamdok and some of his ministers were arrested by the soldiers in the early hours of Monday, October 25.
Among Sudanese government officials nabbed by the soldiers were industry minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information Minister Hamza Baloul, and media adviser to Hamdok, Faisal Mohammed Saleh.
It was gathered that while telecommunications access has been restricted, all roads and bridges leading into Khartoum City have been blocked.
Quoting Cameroun Hudson, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, VOA said:
“It is a major blow to the democratic experiment in Sudan.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government had vehemently rejected the coup d’etat in the Republic of Guinea on Sunday, September 5, which ousted President Alpha Conde from the seat of power.
The federal government made its position known in a statement shared on the Facebook page of the ministry of foreign affairs, hours after heavy gunfire erupted near the presidential palace.