President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali has been arrested by mutinying soldiers, according to Reuters.
Reuters said Keita was arrested alongside Prime Minister Boubou Cisse in Bamako, the country’s capital.
A European diplomat had said a small number of members of the national guard “apparently angered by a pay dispute” had seized a munitions depot but were reported to have since been surrounded by other government troops.
In June, opponents asked Keita, who had spent two out of his five years second term in office, to step down.
A resistance group, M5, also insisted that the constitutional court must be dissolved, while the president must resign, before peace can return to the country.
The crisis had erupted after the court nullified results of 31 parliamentary seats in the country’s polls, awarding victory to some other contenders, which the resistance group said was at the instigation of Keita.
Earlier today, former President Goodluck Jonathan met with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock to brief him on the situation in Mali.