The Nigerian government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the coup d’état that took place in Sudan Monday, in which the military dissolved the civilian component of the transitional government and arrested its leaders.
The Ministry in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Esther Sunsuwa (Mrs), called for the immediate release of the Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok and all political prisoners.
It also called for an immediate restoration of the transitional government and implementation of the agreed roadmap to return the country to constitutional democracy.
Recall that Sudan’s top general, Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan, earlier on Monday declared a state of emergency, dissolved the leaders of the country’s democratic transition, and announced the formation of a new government and this was followed by soldiers detaining civilians.
According to Reuters, Gen Burhan has said Monday’s coup was justified to avoid “civil war” and that the detained prime minister will be returned to his home on Tuesday.
He had earlier sought to justify the takeover by blaming political infighting