The Federal Government of Nigeria has reacted to the coup d’etat which occured on Sunday in the Republic of Guinea.
A video sighted by AFP had indicated that soldiers took over the country by suspending the current constitution and reportedly detaining President Alpha Conde.
Reacting, the Federal Government in a statement issued by Esther Sunsuwa, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the move by the military, saying it violates ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.
The statement read, “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 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.”
Meanwhile, the present state of affairs in Guinea remains uncertain after the country’s ministry of defence said the coup had been foiled.