Sudan’s PM says coup plotters were military, non-military

Aljazeera – Sudan’s prime minister Abdalla Hamdok says Tuesday’s coup attempt was organised by elements in and outside the military establishment.

He added that previous attempts to create insecurity, especially in the country’s east, had been made in the past.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Sudanese government said military officers and civilians linked to the deposed regime of longtime deposed President Omar al-Bashir had attempted a coup but that it was swiftly brought under control.

Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup was under way after several arrests were made, spokesman Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman said.

Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the military’s overthrow of al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.

The country is now ruled by a joint civilian and military government that faces towering economic and security challenges.

Sudan PM says coup plotters arrested for ‘first time’

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says the coup attempt was organised by members within and outside the military establishment.

Hamdok said: “For the first time, people involved in the attempt were arrested… They are being interviewed to discover their intentions and the truth behind this. There is a special committee investigating what has happened.”

Hamdok said that Monday’s coup attempt was preceded by others attempting to create insecurity, especially in the east of Sudan.

“What happened in this coup attempt, is an extension of previous attempts against the Transitional Council… They tried to take advantage of the situation in different towns by closing ports and roads… tried to stop us from moving forward during this transitional period,” he added.