Scenes of celebration were seen on the streets of Conakry after some Guineans took to the streets to congratulate soldiers who detained President Alpha Conde following hours of heavy gunfire.
Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation in an apparent coup d’etat announced on state television that the government had been dissolved.
“We are here to show our joy because we suffered a lot over time. With time God showed us someone who is more powerful than him (Alpha Condé). Above all, it is patience, we have been patient,” a Conakry resident said.
“I am very, very happy, we went out for the joy, so we are very, very happy with what we heard, what we saw,” another resident said.
In the announcement read aloud on state television by army Col. Mamadi Doumbouya, the country’s borders were closed and its constitution declared invalid, he also told Guineans: “The duty of a soldier is to save the country.”
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