guinea pig military officer says President arrested as apparent coup unfolds

“We will trust no longer” politics to a human. We will entrust it to the people. we come alone for Which; it is the duty of a soldier, to save the country,” Guinean army officer Mamady Doumbouya says in the video.

An adviser to President Alpha Conde told CNN Conde is under arrest and that there was a coup d’état place in the West African country.

It was not immediately clear where Conde is.

In the video, Doumbouya — wearing An special forces uniform — says that they arrested Conde, suspended the constitution, government and all other settings. He also announced the closing of Nations air boundaries. The video has been widely distributed and reported by local media.

Gunfire broke out on Sunday in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, in what appeared to be a coup attempt, according to several social media messages and witnesses on the ground who spoke met cnn.

Heavily armed soldiers was present in Conakry’s Kaloum area, the website of a lot of government buildings, according to shared videos on social media.

A much circulating video turned out: show Conde, the 83-year-old leader of Guinea, who won a hotly contested election last year, surrounded by Guinea soldiers.

earlier in the day, the British Embassy in Conakry warned that there was “continuous gunfire” in multiple locations of Conakry” and asked people until remain watchful and avoid movement.

“It’s time for us understand eachother, join hands, sitting down, to write a constitution die is adapted to our reality, capable of our . dissolve problems’ said Doumbouya in the video.

Another video circulating on social media made Guineans cheer military vehicles and waving flags in the capital.

CNN has not independently verified its authenticity of the videos.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for Conde’s release, as reports of the apparent coup unfolded.

“I personally follow the situation in Guinea very close. I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by means of force of the gun and call for the immediate release of Chairman Alpha Conde”, Guterres said: in a tweet on Sunday.
conde won The Presidency in 2010, taking control of a military junta that had been in power since 2008. The 2010 presidential elections were the first in the republic 52-year history.
The apparent attempted coup in Guinea follows a successful coup in Mali in August 2020, where the military forced out the elected government.

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