Sudan’s Information Ministry announced, “joint military forces” had seized power from civilian members of the Sovereign Council and members of the administration and had taken them to an unknown location.
Sudan ministry’s explained that Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok had been placed under house arrest in what it called a military coup.
It told the internet had been cut off and military forces shut down bridges. Sudan official state news channel showed scenes of patriotic traditional music and scenes of the Nile river.
Sudan’s main political party ”The Umma Party”, described the detentions as an attempted coup, and called on people to take to the streets in resistance. Initially, the Sudanese Professionals Association, a group mounting pressures for a transition to democracy, gave a similar call.