Two people have been reported injured in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace in Conacry, the capital of Guinea. According to Reuters, VOA reports that gunfire erupted this morning in the vicinity of President Alpha Condé’s palace.
An unnamed member of Guinea’s government told Reuters that 83-year-old President Alpha Conde had failed. No more than the official said. On various social media platforms, especially those of the French-speaking population, many are still writing that President Conde would be in the hands of the security services.
Nicolas Normand, a former French ambassador to Mali, Senegal and Congo Brazzaville on his Twitter account, posted videos and photos confirming that President Conde was with those he claimed to have overthrown his regime.
Reuters says it has not yet identified the shooters, but reports from Guinea’s military have confirmed that some of the soldiers were “angry.” It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
According to another source, Reuters reports that the region where almost all ministries siege, is home to a presidential palace surrounded by male soldiers, armed with heavy weapons.
Some of the images Reuters has but have not yet been able to determine if they are true showed military vehicles full of soldiers heading to the National Bank. Eyewitnesses said they saw two wounded civilians shot dead.
President Conde won a third term in August which resulted opposition rivalries. It was a term he won after changing the constitution to allow him seek the third term. Opposition groups protested long away to convince from not running anymore but failed.