Sudan’s Information Ministry has said the government is facing a coup d’etat, with the prime minister having been arrested and taken to an unknown location. Radio and TV studios in the capital have also been stormed by troops.

On Monday morning, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was detained by security forces and taken to an unknown location, according to a Facebook post by the country’s Information Ministry.

The update came just hours after Dubai-based Al-Hadath TV reported that troops had besieged the home of the prime minister and placed him under house arrest. According to the Information Ministry, Hamdok had refused to endorse the coup.

“After he refused to be a part of the coup, a force from the army detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and took him to an unidentified location,” the ministry said, adding that Hamdok had communicated during his house arrest, asking for people to maintain peace and occupy the streets to protect the democratic transition.