Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

The government of Nigeria says it is saddened by reports of a coup d’etat that occurred in the Republic of Guinea earlier today.

According to a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Esther Sunsuwa, the act is in violation of the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance.

The statement however calls on the perpetrators of the coup to “restore constitutional order without delay and protect all lives and property.”

The statement by the Nigerian government follows reports indicating that Guinea President, Alpha Conde has been arrested by the military following a coup d’etat in the country Sunday afternoon, reported earlier by NewsWire GH.

Per the information, as well as photos and videos of recent happenings made available to NewsWire GH, the country’s President is under house arrest.

Earlier reports had it that there was heavy gunfire in the heart of Guinean capital Conakry near the presidential palace though it was unclear who was responsible.

A senior government official said on Sunday that President Alpha Conde was unharmed but gave no further details.




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