Just In: Military Takes Over Government In Guinea, Arrests President Alpha Conde [Photos]

By Newsie Events Media:

A military coup have taken place in Guinea as soldiers on Sunday said they are now incharge of the government and suspended the constitution.

In a video recorded in the capital, Conakry, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya of the Guinea military announced that the National Assembly has been dissolved.

According to Peoples Gazette, a video being circulated on social media showed President Alpha Conde being held by soldiers and was shoved into a vehicle and driven away.

The residents had reported to have heard about two hours of heavy gunfire across the capital after which it turned out to be a military coup.
Mr Doumbouya said all land and air routes have been shut in the interim, asking citizens to remain at home and await further instruction on the direction of the government.

The colonel also lamented widespread corruption and poverty as key reasons for the takeover, saying Mr Conde had failed to deliver on his promises to Guinea people.
Mr Conde 83, won a third term of office last October. Continental body AU has yet to release a statement about the development.

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