The Security Committee of Kabkabiya, North Darfur, has issued new regulations to curb crime in the locality. The Commissioner of West Darfur’s Kereinik has taken similar measures.
Civilians are not permitted to carry weapons. Wearing a kadamool (a veil covering the face) is banned, as well as riding a motorcycle by more than two people.
“The regulations also provide for the removal of huts at marketplaces where people drink coffee and tea, and smoke a hookah, to prevent the trade in drugs and home-made and imported liquor,” a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Kabkabiya.
Security regulations are also being tightened in West Darfur. Mohamed Omar El Fideil, the Commissioner of Kereinik locality issued a decree banning the carrying of arms and motorcycles at markets, including the grand markets of Murnei, Um Tajok, and Azirni.
“Wearing the kadamool is forbidden, as well as firing into the air at festivities and parties,” a Murnei market trader told Radio Dabanga.
He said he hoped that the regulations would be strictly observed.