The United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the military takeover that took place in Guinea on Sunday.
It was gathered that military has taken over the government of President Alpha Conde after hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace in Conakry, the capital.
The head of the elite national army unit, Mamady Doumbouya, revealed that the president had been taken into custody.
Doumbouya accused Conde’s government of “trampling of the rights of citizens” and disrespecting “democratic principles”.
He also announced that the country’s land borders had been closed and the government dissolved
Reacting to the situation, Guterres called for the immediate release of Conde.
“I am personally following the situation in Guinea very closely. I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by force of the gun and call for the immediate release of President Alpha Conde,” Guterres tweeted.