A coup attempt in Turkey has left no fewer than ten Nigerian celebrities trapped.
The Nigerian stars flew into Istanbul for Samuel Eto’o’s charity match expected to hold today Saturday 16th July, 2016.Comedian Ay Makun, Kanu Nwakwo, Peter Okoye, Osita Iheme are currently trapped in Turkey as a deadly military coup goes on in the country.Others are, J J Okocha, AY’s brother Yomi Casuals dancer Kaffy’s husband Pappy J who are in the country to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Samuel Eto’o’s charity foundation.
A deadly deadly military coup attempted to topple the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . About 104 coup plotters have been killed after an attempt to bring down the Turkish government, the acting army led by troops loyal to the government.
According to the Turkish army chief, General Umit Dundar:
“The coup attempt has been foiled,” He said 1,563 soldiers who had taken part in the coup had been arrested. The attempt came from sections of the Air Force, Gendarmerie and some “armoured elements”, but insists it was rejected “from the start” by senior commanders.
He said that 90 people – 41 of them police and 47 are civilians – “fell martyrs”
He also said many commanders were taken to “unknown locations” and that operations were ongoing to retake control of the military HQ in Ankara.
According to an official, police special forces and the military are securing the perimeter of the headquarters. “Shots were fired by a military officer from inside the walls earlier this morning.”
He vows they will “wipe out” members of a “parallel structure” from within the ranks of the armed forces, which are one of the biggest in Nato.