Army declares ‘state of emergency’ in Sudan, imposes two-year rule

The army has formally removed Omar Al-Bashir as president of Sudan.

Okay Nigeria had earlier reported that the army arrested Al-Bashir after he initially stepped down as president of Sudan on Thursday.

However, Awad Ibn Auf, Sudanese defence minister, stated that the the constitution has been suspended and the military will now be in charge of the country for another two years.

Also, a three-month state of emergency has also been imposed, as protesters demand immediate set up of a democratic transition.

Several political prisoners held by Al-Bashir are now being released.

Awad Ibn Auf said:

“I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Mr Ibn Auf said in a televised address Thursday at about 2:00 p.m. local time. He will lead the newly-inaugurated supreme military council.

He also stated that all land borders would be closed indefinitely as the country’s airspace would be shut for 24 hours.

Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria ( He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on
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