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East Darfur Governor says security "stable"

August 7 - 2015 ED DAEIN / NYALA
Members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces near Nyala in January 2015. Residents in Nyala reported this year that militiamen and paramilitaries committed crimes such as hijacks and robberies (RSF)
Members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces near Nyala in January 2015. Residents in Nyala reported this year that militiamen and paramilitaries committed crimes such as hijacks and robberies (RSF)

On Thursday, Anas Omar Mohamed, the Governor of East Darfur state, said that the situation in the state has been stable after the security committee’s enforced a number of deterrent decisions.

The seacurity measures include a ban on the wearing of a kadamool (a veil covering part of the face), on the carrying of arms by other than military and security personnel, and on the movement of uncertified vehicles and motorcycles. Omar Mohamed believe that these issues, among others, have contributed to the worsening security situation and favouring of criminals.

As for the security in South Darfur, Governor Adam El Faki stressed that there should be coordination between localities that connect the state with neighbouring states, so as to resolve the problems that generate friction between farmers and herders, and combat "negative phenomena" in the border regions.

The state government directed the locality commissioners on Thursday to submit periodic reports on the implementation of the security plan and directives.

As the new Governor of South Darfur, El Faki strongly expressed his rejection of criminality in Nyala, stating in July that any outlaws "will be trief by a firing squad". 


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