A military coup d’etat attempt failed in Sudan on Tuesday and most of the involved officers were arrested, according to three senior government and military sources.
About 40 officers were arrested after attempting to take over the state broadcaster’s television buildings and the military general command, one senior government source said.
Following the attempt, Sudan’s military spread across the capital Khartoum.
The Sudanese Minister of information and media and government spokesman, Hamza Bloul has said the situation in the country is “completely under control,” after what senior government officials said was a failed military coup attempt in the country.
“There has been a failed coup attempt by military officers remnants of the former regime, we are confirming as the transitional council that we are coordinating fully and we are comforting the Sudanese people that the situation is completely under control,” Bloul said.
“The military and civilian leaders of the coup attempt have been arrested and are being interrogated now after the final coup cells have been thwarted in the Shaghara Base. The authorities are chasing the remnants of the former regime who played a part in the coup attempt,” he added.
Bloul also adviced citizens to be cautious. “We are calling on the Sudanese people to be vigilant and to be aware of the repeated attempts against the honourable December Revolution,” he added.
A military statement is expected to be issued later on Tuesday.
Sudan’s longtime leader Omar Bashir was ousted in a military coup in April 2019 following a lengthy popular uprising, and in December 2019 was sentenced to two years in a correctional facility after being found guilty of corruption and illegitimate possession of foreign currency.
The Sudanese government has said it will hand Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) along with other officials wanted over the Darfur conflict, according to a Cabinet of Ministers in a statement to CNN.
Bashir, who ruled Sudan for three decades faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.