The Federal Government has condemned the military coup in Sudan, saying it is unacceptable.
It also called for the immediate release of the Prime Minister and all political prisoners.
This a contained in a statement on Monday by the spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Esther Sunsuwa,titled, ‘Nigerian government condemns coup d’etat in Sudan.’
Before the Monday putsch, the mlitary and civilian leaders have been sharing power since August 2019 after Sudan’s long-term authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown.
There have been several failed coups since 2019 which Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, blamed on Bashir loyalists.
However,the head of the Sovereign Council, Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan, had announced a state of emergency and also dissolved both the cabinet and the council.
He said elections would be held in July 2023
But the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for immediate restoration of the transitional government and implementation of the agreed roadmap to return the country to democracy.
It said, “The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria strongly condemns the coup d’état that has taken place today (Monday) in Sudan, in which the military has dissolved the civilian component of the transitional government and arrested its leaders.
“The Ministry of ForeignAffairs calls for the immediate release of the Prime Minister and all political prisoners and an immediate restoration of the transitional government and implementation of the agreed roadmap to return the country to constitutional democracy.”