Following months of protests in Sudan demanding that President Omar Al-Bashir steps down, on Thursday, the army has closed the International airport and taken over the state radio and television.
While playing army songs, the state media reported Thursday morning that the military was to make an “important announcement.”
Without delving into details the state owned television said: “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it.”
Military vehicles were deployed on key roads and bridges in the city as thousands of protesters gathered at the military headquarters shouting “it has fallen, we have won” as reported by Reuters.
Former and current Sudanese officials including Bashir’s former Vice President Ali Osman Taha and head of the ruling party have reportedly been arrested as well as Bashir’s personal guards.
The protests that started in December last year over the price of bread soon turned into demands for the end of President Bashir’s 30-year rule.
Unconfirmed reports from Reuters News Agency indicate that President Bashir has already stepped down.
This is a developing story…