Home Unrest Nigeria, UN condemn Guinea coup, demand release of detained President Condé

Nigeria, UN condemn Guinea coup, demand release of detained President Condé

3
Nigeria, UN condemn Guinea coup, demand release of detained President Condé

The Nigerian government has rejected Sunday’s toppling of the Alpha Condé regime in Guinea.

The country’s foreign ministry on Sunday said the putsch was a violation of the ECOWAS protocol to which Guinea is signatory to.

“The Nigerian government is saddened by the apparent coup d’etat that has taken place in the Republic of Guinea today, in clear violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance,” the ministry said in a statement.

READ ALSO:   ''Countries should come together to take a common approach'' - Nigeria reacts to UK putting it on red list

“The government of Nigeria strongly condemns and rejects any unconstitutional change of government and therefore calls on those behind the coup to restore constitutional order without delay and protect lives and property.”

Nigeria, UN condemn Guinea coup, demand release of detained President Condé

Also, in a tweet, UN secretary-general, António Guterres, also condemned “any takeover of the government by force of the gun.” He called for “the immediate release of President Alpha Condé.”

READ ALSO:   Seven more persons die as Nigeria records 727 fresh COVID-19 cases

Members of an elite military corp led by Mamady Doumbouya, a colonel, had opened fire on the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry, and taken President Alpha Condé into custody.

The military officials later said they had taken control of the French speaking West African country in an apparent coup.

Follow Us on Facebook – @LadunLiadi; Instagram – @LadunLiadi; Twitter – @LadunLiadi; Youtube – @LadunLiadiTV for updates

3 COMMENTS

  1. Na everything Nigeria go put mouth. How nigeria take better pass guinea. UN need to put younger people in power they are beginning to lose grounds

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here