Sudan's PM Hamdok put under house arrest after military force storms his house

Sudan's PM Hamdok put under house arrest after military  force storms his house

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been put under house arrest following a military coup.

Local media reports indicate that an unidentified military force besieged the Prime Minister's house early this morning.

According to Al Hadath TV, a military force also arrested several civilian officials including the prime minister’s media adviser and a member of the country’s ruling sovereign council. 

Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month culminated in a power sharing tussle between the military and civilian groups after the ousting of former leader Omar al-Bashir in the 2019 street protests.

According to a transition agreement, elections were due to be held by the end of 2023.