Members of the Armed Forces of Guinea drive by means of the central neighbourhood of Kaloum in Conakry on September 5, 2021, after sustainable gunfire was heard. CELLOU BINANI / AFP
The Nigerian Authorities has condemned what it describes as an obvious coup d’état within the Republic of Guinea.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Mrs Esther Sunsuwa, made the place of the federal government identified in an announcement on Sunday.
In keeping with the assertion, the takeover of energy by the army is in clear violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.
“The Authorities of Nigeria strongly condemns and rejects any unconstitutional change of presidency and subsequently calls on these behind this coup to revive constitutional order directly and defend all lives and property,” it mentioned.
The assertion was issued following experiences that particular forces in Guinea have taken over energy in what seems to be a brand new twist within the political unrest within the West African nation.
Consequently, incumbent President Alpha Conde who has been in workplace since December 2010, was mentioned to have been arrested by the troopers.
“We’ve got determined, after having taken the president, to dissolve the structure,” a uniformed officer flanked by troopers wielding assault rifles was quoted as saying in a video despatched to AFP.
A screengrab taken from footage despatched to AFP by a army supply on September 5, 2021 reveals the President of Guinea Conakry Alpha Conde after he was captured by military putschists throughout a coup d’etat in Conakry on September 5, 2021. MILITARY SOURCE / AFP
The soldier introduced that Guinea’s land and air borders have been shut and that the federal government had been dissolved.
Thereafter, the pinnacle of Guinea’s army particular forces, Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, was mentioned to have appeared on public tv.
Wrapped within the nation’s flag, Doumbouya revealed that his motion was triggered by “mismanagement” by the federal government.
“We’re now not going to entrust politics to 1 man, we’re going to entrust politics to the folks,” the coup chief mentioned. “Guinea is gorgeous. We don’t must rape Guinea anymore; we simply must make like to her.”
There was lingering political pressure in Guinea, first spurred by the bid for a 3rd time period by President Conde’s in 2020.
One other video despatched to AFP confirmed a rumpled-looking President Conde sitting on a settee, surrounded by troops.
The 83-year-old who survived an assassination try in 2011 refused to reply a query from a soldier about whether or not he was being mistreated whereas of their custody.
Sunday’s incident in Guinea has continued to draw condemnation and criticism, one among which was the response of UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres who requested the putschists to launch Conde.
“I’m personally following the state of affairs in Guinea very carefully,” he mentioned in a social media put up. “I strongly condemn any takeover of the federal government by drive of the gun and name for the rapid launch of President Alpha Conde.”
A screengrab taken from footage despatched to AFP by a army supply on September 5, 2021, reveals Guinean Colonel Doumbouya delivering a speech following the seize of the President of Guinea Conakry and the dissolution of the federal government throughout a coup d’etat in Conakry on September 5, 2021. MILITARY SOURCE / AFP