Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been reportedly put under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house overnight.
The Reuters news agency is reporting that a military force stormed the house of the prime minister’s media adviser and arrested him early on Monday.
The Internet is currently down in Sudan.
The Associated Press (AP) reports that military forces have detained at least five senior government officials.
The AP says Sudanese Professionals’ Association has called on people to take to the street to oppose the coup. The association is Sudan’s main pro-democratic political group.
Government Ministers Detained
The officials said the detained include Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information Minister Hamza Baloul, and Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, member of the ruling Sovereign Council, and Faisal Mohammed Saleh, a media adviser to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
Ayman Khalid, governor of the state containing the capital, Khartoum, was also arrested, according to the official Facebook page of his office.
The arrests come after weeks of rising tensions between Sudan’s civilian and military leaders.