Sudan’s President of thirty years, Omar Al-Bashir has been toppled by the nation’s military after months of jamboree-like protests across capital city, Khartoum.
Minister of Defence, Ahmed Awaf Ibn Auf confirmed this in a television address on Thursday.
Recall Aledeh had earlier reported that Al-Bashir has resigned as President, following a report by Emirati news daily, Arabiya.
announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf said on Thursday.
“The armed forces will take power with representation of the people to pave the way for Sudanese people to live in dignity.”
Army general Ibn Auf, sitting on golds upholstered armchair announced a three-month state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution.
He also said Sudan’s air space would be closed for 24 hours and border crossings shut until further notice, according to Al-Jazeera.
Al-Bashir, considered a difficult and inflexible ruler has ruled the country for 30 years with war crimes’ allegations by the ICC on his neck and several others.