Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok called on the people on Monday, shortly before his arrest by the military amid a new coup in the African country, to “occupy the streets” to “defend the revolution”.
The Sudanese Ministry of Information announced through its Facebook account that a group of soldiers had come to Hamdok’s house after several civilians had been arrested in the interim authorities to demand that he “publish” an explanation of the blow.
He also stressed that the prime minister had refused and had been transferred “to an unknown place” by the military before stressing that Hamdok had urged the population to “hold on to pacifism” and demonstrate against the military coup.
The spokesman for Hamdok’s office, Adam Herika, has confirmed the move of the prime minister to an undisclosed location and accused the army of being behind a new coup, as reported by the Sudanese daily Sudan Ajbar.
He emphasized that Hamdok had met on Sunday with the President of the Sovereign Transitional Council, Abdelfatá al Burhan, and the US envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, with whom it was agreed to set an election date. , the transfer of power to the civil authorities and the completion of the transitional institutions in November.
The ministry has also indicated that several civilians belonging to the Sovereign Transitional Council and various ministers have been arrested by the military without the army having issued a statement, after several weeks of tension within the established transitional authorities.
On the flip side, he stressed that internet service was cut in the country, which was confirmed by the NetBlocks site, which noted that “internet connectivity in Sudan is seriously compromised, with new cuts starting at 4:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m.).” mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands) “.