By Faith Nyasuguta
The Sudan government has announced that there has been a failed coup attempt in the nation and that measures are being taken to contain it, state media are reporting.
“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” the AFP news agency quotes reports as saying.
Citing a government source, reports have revealed that there has been an attempt to seize the building that houses the state media.
A government mouthpiece said the interrogation of suspects behind the attempted coup is set to begin shortly.
At the same time, there seems to be a growing presence of the military in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and also the neighboring Omdurman city, following reports of an attempted coup.
Footage shared on various social media platforms shows tanks deployed on the streets and soldiers on guard.
A government official confirms there had been an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman.
State media has also pointed fingers at the elements loyal to former President Omar al-Bashir for the attempted coup.
Sudan’s transitional government, which has been in power since 2019, is under pressure to deliver economic and political reforms amid competing demands from conservative and liberal constituencies.