By Muhammad Sabiu
Guinea Conakry’s octogenarian president, Alpha Conde, has reportedly been overthrown by the country’s military.
The BBC has reported that an unverified video, which had gone viral, shows the president in the hands of soldiers.
Subsequent reports coming from Conakry, Guinea’s capital, have indicated that there was heavy gunfire in the city.
President Conde won a third term in a controversial election last year, which had ignited mass protest in the country.
There are still no details as to how the coup was staged.