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More than 100 students held in Sudan’s El Gezira

October 14 - 2018 EL HILALIYA
Security forces disperse protest of Darfuri students at Islamic University of Omdurman, November 13, 2016 (RD)
Security forces disperse protest of Darfuri students at Islamic University of Omdurman, November 13, 2016 (RD)

According to a manager of El Gezira University in El Hilaliya, the authorities of El Gezira state detained more than 100 students after they reportedly set fire to buildings on the campus.

On Tuesday evening, fighting broke out in the El Andalus dormitory in El Hilaliya between students of the Faculty of Business Studies of El Gezira University in El Hilaliya.

Students adhering to political opposition parties were allegedly attacked by student supporters of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). They drove the NCP supporters from the boarding house.

The following day, angry students set fire to a number of facilities on the campus, Dr Hasan Mousa, the head of the Faculty of Business Studies, told reporters on Thursday.

“The computer lab, the registration office, the administrative offices, the examination hall, a number of lecture halls, and the students’ cafeteria were destroyed,” he said. “More than hundred students have been detained.”

A student reported to this station that the faculty again witnessed clashes between NCP students and other students on Thursday.

He ruled out the opposition students’ involvement in vandalism and arson for lack of motives.


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