The Sudanese Prime Minister’s office said that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been placed under house arrest.
In a statement issued later, the head of the Transitional Sovereign Council , Abdullah Hamdok, called on the Sudanese to “adhere to peace and occupy the streets to defend their revolution.”
The Sudanese Ministry of Information said that a force of the army took Hamdok “to an unknown location, where it placed him under house arrest, after he refused to support the recent moves.”
In the early morning hours, the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, witnessed a heavy military deployment, coinciding with a campaign of arrests of Sudanese political figures and party leaders.
Our correspondent in Sudan explained that a military force, consisting of several military branches, arrested a number of ministers in Hamdok’s government , including Minister of Information Hamza Balloul , Minister of Industry Ibrahim al-Sheikh and Minister of Cabinet Affairs Khaled Omar Youssef, in addition to political and partisan figures and civilian members of the Sovereign Council. .
The family of the media advisor to the Prime Minister stated that a military force had arrested Counselor Faisal Muhammad Saleh after storming his house
Our correspondent also confirmed the arrest of the Secretary of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, Ali al-Rih al-Sanhouri.
For its part, the Sudanese Ministry of Information said that “members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the civilian component were arrested,” adding that “a number of ministers of the transitional government were arrested by joint military forces.”
Our correspondent also reported reports of widespread closures of roads and bridges in Khartoum, and the main areas of the Sudanese capital were separated from each othe