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Curfew in North Kordofan after four murders in one day

September 2 - 2021 EL OBEID
El Obeid (RD file photo)
El Obeid (RD file photo)

The authorities in the state of North Kordofan announced a curfew in El Obeid’s Sheikan, El Kharasana, El Jebelein, and Farig El Hor districts after four people were killed in separate incidents on Tuesday.

The curfew started on Tuesday and will remain in place from 20:00 until 06:00 each day until further notice.

The authorities also announced an increase in nightly patrols in those areas and pushed for a large military presence.

The North Kordofan Security Committee also announced the formation of a committee of the police force, the security police, the Rapid Support Forces, and the General Intelligence Service to investigate the violence.

In a meeting with native administration leaders in those districts yesterday, the Security Committee held them responsible for letting the perpetrators continue killing, plundering, and intimidating people in Sheikan, El Khasasana, El Jebelein, and Farig El Hor. The native administration leaders should expel the bandits from the state, and in case they fail, they will be deported themselves. 

Even though the violent incidents were reported ‘separately’, Ahmed Rabah told Radio Dabanga that the killings are all linked to each other. They are allegedly a retaliation for the violence that erupted between Misseriya tribesmen a month ago.


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