Guinea’s Special Forces are said to have seized power on Sunday after President Alpha Conde was detained.
The soldiers declared the country’s institutions to be dissolved, although the Defense Ministry claims the attack on the president was repelled.
On social media, a video of armed personnel claiming control is circulating.
“We have decided after having taken the president, who is currently with us…to dissolve the current constitution, to dissolve the institutions.
“We have also decided to dissolve the government and the closure of land and air borders”, one of the coup plotters declared.
However, before reaching at the presidential palace, the insurgents “spread dread” across Conakry, according to a statement from the Defense Ministry.
The threat was also contained by the guard, defense and security personnel, loyalists, and republicans, according to the report.
Conde is depicted in a room surrounded by soldiers. He is dressed in pants and a shirt and sits on a sofa.