Eight dead, several injured in South Darfur violence

Eight people have been killed and several others have been wounded in Gereida – South Darfur.

Protest against shooting deaths in Gireida last week (RD correspondent)

Eight people have been killed and several others have been wounded in Gereida, South Darfur.

On Thursday, In a press statement, the acting governor of South Darfur, Gen Hashim Khalid, confirmed the killing of eight people, and a number of wounded in the incidents that occurred in Gireida on Wednesday and Thursday.

The governor verified that among the dead a woman, a child, and an army lieutenant, as well as the five of the perpetrators. “The attackers have used Kalashnikovs and other machine guns on the joint forces,” he said.

Further, he sreported that a joint security force consisting of 25 vehicles have been authorised to investigate and arrest, on the ground of directives of the Sovereign Council to collect weapons and combat the phenomena of smuggling and drugs.

The protestors have continued their demonstration and sit-in at the Freedom Square in Gireida for four days, demanding the arrest of the perpetrators, bringing them to justice, and return the plundered properties as well as they are asking that the governor must come and assess the situation by himself in Gereida.

On Friday, Fakhreldin Osman, the spokesman for the  Sudanese Professional Association in Gireida, announced the reopening of the town’s Grand Market, the Abuja Market, and all schools on Saturday.

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