40 army officers have been reportedly apprehended for having participated in a “failed coup d’etat attempt aiming to remove the transitional government in Sudan”.
The National Sudanese Television has announced that a coup d’etat attempt has been thwarted this Tuesday morning.
Transitional sovereignty Council member and alternate president of the Empowerment removal Committee Mohammad al-Faki has called on the people of Sudan to “go out and defend the Sudanese revolution and democratic transition”.
The Asharq news agency in Sudan reported that 40 army officers who have been identified as “complicit” in the failed coup attempt have been apprehended.
Al-Faki also confirmed that the army officers have been apprehended and are being subject to interrogation at the moment.
The Sudan News Agency (SUNA) has reported that all those involved in Tuesday’s coup attempt have been transferred to the state’s custody, while statements attributed to the Radio delegate at the Council of Ministers reported that there are attempts to negotiate with remaining officers involved in the coup who are refusing to exit their tanks to surrender peacefully.
Both the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers are currently holding an emergency meeting, with a joint statement expected to be announced after the meeting.