The chairman of the Sudan Military Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced the dissolution of the transitional government and the sovereign council and declared a national state of emergency.
In a televised news address, Gen: Fattah said, the 2019′ agreement on the transitional government with power-sharing between the civilian and military leadership had turned into a struggle threatening peace and security.
Gen: Fattah al-Burhan says the military needed to protect the country’s safety and security as stated in the constitutional declaration, he said, announcing the dissolution of the power-sharing ruling council and the government.
He also announced the removal of state governors, saying the elections would be held in July 2023.
World leaders and human rights groups have condemned the detention of several high-ranking Sudanese officials in what appears to be a coup attempt, as a senior military official dissolved the government.
Al Jazeera reported that it was unlikely for the young people in the streets of Khartoum to stop their resistance following the announcement of the state of emergency that entails curfews.
The Human Rights Watch says a military coup in Sudan strikes a major blow to the hopes that many walks of life had that a transition to a fairer and rights-abiding country was possible.
At Human Rights Watch, Sudanese researcher Mohamed Osman said in the early hours that security forces in Sudan’s capital Khartoum rounded up at least five ministers, advisors to the prime ministers, and other political figures. Military forces also had placed prime minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest before reportedly moving him to an unknown location.
Communication service the internet connectivity is currently severely disrupted, and the airport closed. Protests are now taking place in different parts of the capital Khartoum against the military takeover amidst heavy deployment of military forces.