President Alpha Condé was arrested by the Special Forces Group led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
In Guinea, President Alpha Condé is currently the target of a coup d ‘ état.
According to report made available on the scene, the coup de force is at the initiative of the military of the Special Forces Group, an elite unit of the Guinean army formed in 2018, led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
Earlier, Matters Arising learnt that, the Guinean authorities say President Alpha Condé is protected by the elements of the Presidential Guard, which are still in control of the Presidential Palace where President Condé is located.
In Conakry City, witnesses say the army has invested the streets and intend to locals to stay home. In amateur videos circulating on social media, people are seen hiking in their homes with fed fire.
Meet Guinea’s new strong man, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya,
Former legionnaire of the French army, he was called back to Guinea to lead this corps created in 2018.
In recent months, his willingness to empower GPS over the Ministry of Defense has sparked Conakry’s distrust of power.
In May, unfounded rumors of his possible arrest had even circulated in the Guinean capital.
Mamady Doumbouya and the GPS elements are now facing the soldiers of the presidential guard.
This is not the first time Alpha Condé has faced an attempt at putsch – in particular in 2011 his home had been the target of an assault – but this time the quality of the putschists makes the situation serious according to source.