An attempted coup by a group of soldiers in Sudan that failed has been contained by authorities and the situation has been brought under control by the military, state media report on Tuesday.
Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the military ousted the country’s longtime autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.
Sources said the coup attempt had involved an effort to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital, Khartoum.
Ruling military-civilian council spokesman, Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman on Facebook said “All is under control. The revolution is victorious.” He also called on the Sudanese to protect the transition.
“The interrogation of arrested suspects involved in the attempted coup on Monday was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly,” he added.
Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok says the coup attempt was organised by members within and outside the military establishment attempting to create insecurity, especially in the east of Sudan.
“For the first time, people involved in the attempt were arrested… They are being interviewed to discover their intentions and the truth behind this. There is a special committee investigating what has happened,” Hamdok said.