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145 Sudanese deported from Libya evacuated to Northern State

December 5 - 2019 DONGOLA / N'DJAMENA
Many Sudanese risk being trafficked by gangs or drowning in the Mediterranean in their quest to reach Europe via Libya (File photo: Libyan Coast Guard)
Many Sudanese risk being trafficked by gangs or drowning in the Mediterranean in their quest to reach Europe via Libya (File photo: Libyan Coast Guard)

Sudanese-Libyan Joint Forces have recovered 145 Sudanese citizens who were deported by the Libyan authorities. The Sudanese were reportedly tortured while being held by gangs. The Sudanese army has detained six Chadian members of the Boko Haram terrorist organisation and handed them to Chadian authorities.

On Wednesday, Lt Col Khalid Abdoun, head of the Joint Forces Operations Division, confirmed that his forces managed to evacuate the deported Sudanese to Dongola, capital of Northern State, until they can be reunited with their families.

Col Abdoun said the evacuees were tortured by the gangs holding them and warned Sudanese youths of the risks of illegal immigration and falling into the hands of human trafficking gangs.

Boko Haram

Sudanese Military Intelligence has arrested six elements of the Boko Haram terrorist organisation. The detained men all hold Chadian nationality, according the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA).

Official Spokesman of the Sudan Armed Forces, Brig Gen Amir Hasan announced in a press release that the arrested elements were handed over the authorities in the Chadian capital of N'djamena on the basis of a security cooperation protocol on monitoring of joint borders signed between Sudan, Libya, Niger, and Chad.

Gen Hasan added that agreement was reached over continuation of exchange of information and coordination over combating terrorism and cross-border crimes.

He said the Army vows to realise peace and stability the nation-wide and emphasised readiness to uncover in collaboration with other security services any terrorist elements entering the Sudanese territories.


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