Coup in Sudan: Soldiers arrest Prime Minister, officials, take over government.

Cover Photo: Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok.

The coup wave in Africa early on Monday morning flowed to Sudan where there is tension and palpable fear over what might be a successful coup.

Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, we gathered has been 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 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.

One General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a live broadcast that the military has fully taken over the Sudanese government after the house arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

According to General Fattah al-Burhan, this is part of the move to rectify the course of the revolution/

Hours after the house arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the Sudanese military dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency in the country.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the Sudanese government has been dissolved (Photo: Abdalla Hamdok) Source: Facebook

Also, immediately after Hamdok was gotten hold of by the soldiers and some of his ministers in the capital city, they made certain terrorizing moves to subdue any form of internal and international resistance. In a bid to keep local news media in the dark, the military cut off all telecommunications services such that information from Khartoum cannot get elsewhere.



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