The Nigerian government and the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have condemned the Coup attempt in the Republic of Guinea on Sunday.

The Nigerian government and the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have condemned the Coup attempt in the Republic of Guinea on Sunday.

The regional body in a statement signed by the Chair of the Authority and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, demands the immediate and unconditional release of the President of the Republic of Guinea

Moyo Thomas reports that around mid day on Sunday, the Commander of the Special forces of Guinea, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya launched an attack against the government, shootings close to the Presidential Palace in Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea

The soldiers, appeared on National TV claiming to have dissolved the government

The attempted takeover, the defence Ministry of the country says was thwarted and contained by the Presidential guards and those loyal to President Alpha Conde

Casualties have also been recorded in the sporadic shooting

The Military Junta under the name, National Committee for reconciliation and development says they acted because of the corruption and high rate of poverty in the country

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