By Godson Ikiebey-
President Omar al-Bashir, has been detained by Sudanese army after he was removed from power in the wake of the protests that escalated against his 30-year rule.
This was announced on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, Sudan’s minister of defence and army. He said:
“I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place”.
Reuters report that Al-Bashir Ibn Auf, had been detained in a “safe place” and a military council would now run the country.
“A military council will take control of the country for two years, after which elections would be held”.
The army general disclosed that the African nation had been suffering from “poor management, corruption, and an absence of justice”.
He announced a state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution.
President Al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup by the armed forces following a series of protests in Khartoum, capital of the country. The protesters had demanded his resignation.
There were also reports that some senior figures close to President Al-Bashir in the ruling National Congress party had been detained.