Guinean special forces have seized power in a coup, arresting the President and imposing an indefinite curfew in the west African country.
A uniformed officer flanked by soldiers toting assault rifles in a video sent to AFP has said they have decided, after having taken the president, to dissolve the constitution.
The officer also said that Guinea’s land and air borders had been shut and the government dissolved.
An earlier video sent to AFP by the putschists showed President Alpha Conde sitting on a sofa surrounded by troops.
The 83-year-old leader refused to answer a question from one soldier about whether he had been mistreated. Later the junta announced a nationwide curfew “until further notice”, saying it would convene Conde’s cabinet ministers at 11am.
The statement said, the country’s governors and other top administrators will be replaced by the military.