IGAD issues statement on Sudan crisis2 min read
Reports by local media say that the situation in Sudan has been very tense over the past 24 hours, and with the people waking up this morning to a coup inside the country.
Reports say the military has placed civilian government officials under house arrest, starting with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
The military has also arrested four cabinet ministers and members of the transitional government.
The Sudanese prime minister’s media adviser has also been arrested.
Coup forces have also reportedly taken control of television, radio and other government facilities.
Meanwhile, the internet connection in the capital Khartoum has been cut off, according to some international media outlets.
Sudan’s divided population has also taken to the streets in protest of the coup.
The motive behind the coup in Sudan is said to be to overthrow the government of Abdalla Hamdok, a civilian power-sharing government.
However, there has been no official statement from the military or government regarding the current crisis in Sudan.
Meanwhile, The IGAD executive secretary expressed concern over the current political situation in Sudan and said he was closely monitoring the situation.
The Secretary-General strongly condemned any attempt to disrupt the TFG and urged all parties to exercise restraint.
He called for the immediate release of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamduk, and for all political leaders detained.
Sudan currently holds the rotating leadership of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and is a key member of the founding members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).