The heavy gunfire, heard this Sunday morning in the Guinean capital Conakry, is said to be an attempted coup d’état against President Alpha Condé, Jeune Afrique reported, without giving further details.
Indeed, heavy gunfire was heard in the morning this Sunday, September 5, 2021, in the Guinean capital Conakry, not far from the headquarters of the Presidential Palace, according to local media, which did not specify whether it was. was a mutiny or an attempted coup d’etat.
“Since 8 am (local time), automatic weapon fire has been ringing in Kaloum, the business and administrative district and the headquarters of the presidential palace,” local media reported “Guinea News”.
“All the streets have been deserted, while heavy gunfire continues. The soldiers, visibly unhappy, empty the magazines of their weapons, while the inhabitants of Kaloum remain holed up, terrorized and worried “, added” Guinea News “.
The colleagues of “Guinea 114.com” also indicated that they received “several calls” indicating “the persistence of heavy shooting in the Guinean capital this Sunday morning”.
The editorial staff added that “the reasons for these shots which are terrorizing the population” are not yet known (11am UT).
In a video sighted by AfrikPage, we can see the President seated between soldiers who question him if he has been brutalized, he only replied with silence.
At the time we’re posting this article, no official statement relating to the incident has yet been released.
Alpha Condé, 83, came to power in December 2010. He was re-elected in 2015 with about 58% of the vote, and again in 2020 with 59.5%, after suggesting the modification of the country’s constitution to run for a controversial third presidential term
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