The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday strongly condemned the military coup in Guinea-Bissau.
According to a statement from the organization, it also urged to immediately restore order to the West African country.
According to a local radio report, a Guinea-Bissau military officer, claiming to be speaking for the army, announced on Sundaymorning the dissolution of the west African country's government, and President Kumba Yala and Prime Minister Mario Pires are being held at armed forces headquarters in the capital Bissau.
The army headquarters said the coup was staged because of the inability of Yala's government to resolve the impoverished country's most pressing problems.
According to the report, the coup was announced at 8 a.m. (0800GMT) and a curfew was also imposed in the small West African country.
Meanwhile, the coup army also said that a military committee would be set up to keep order of the country, which used to be a colony of Portugal and announced independence in 1975.