The uprising in Guinea was believed to have been carried out by an elite national army unit led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, a former French legionnaire.
He appeared on TV, surrounded by other armed soldiers, and said his supporters planned to form a transitional government.
Soldiers rioting in Guinea ‘s capital announced that they had abolished the constitution and government in a coup, in a short broadcast on state television.
President Alpha Condé of Guinea ‘s fate is unknown after an unverified video showed him surrounded by soldiers who claimed to have seized power.
After hours of intense shooting near the presidential palace in Conakry, the capital. In the news in the local press, it was reported that automatic gunfire came from the Kaloum region, where the presidential palace and administrative buildings are located in the capital, Conakry, at 08:00 local time.
It was stated that the gun shootings continued for a long time and that there was a possibility of a military coup attempt during the incident.
According to the defence ministry’s statement, the presidential guards repelled the attempted takeover.
The African Union and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have criticized the attempted coup and demanded President Condé‘s immediate release.