Multiple Sources and reports from Guinea indicates that President Alpha Conde has just been removed in what appears to be a coup d’etat.
This comes after heavy gunfire broke out near the presidential palace in Guinea’s capital Conakry early this morning; the gunfire lated about two hours with several sources saying an elite national army unit led by a former French legionnaire, Mamady Doumbouya, was behind the assault.
Guinea soldiers in a presser have come out to say that they have taken control of the government and suspended the Constitution.
In similar fashion, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya of the Guinea military said in a video recorded in the capital Conakry that the National Assembly has been dissolved.
A video has also circulated on social media showing President Alpha Conde being held by soldiers. He was subsequently shoved into a vehicle and driven away.
Mr Doumbouya said all land and air routes have been shut in the interim, asking citizens to remain at home and await further instruction on the direction of the government.
Mr Doumbouya also cited widespread corruption and poverty as key reasons for the takeover, saying Mr Conde had failed to deliver on his promises to Guinea people.
Continental body AU has yet to release a statement about the development.