‘Two South Kordofan villages attacked’: Sudan rebels

The rebel SPLM-N in South Kordofan claims that Sudan’s paramilitary forces raided two villages, and detained a number of people.

Members of a government militia attacked two villages in South Kordofan's El Sunut locality on 29 April, and abducted a number of residents, according to an armed rebel group.

The spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said that the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were ordered to attack Fany and Enjamena villages, 20 km south of Abu Zabad.

“The direct order came from the governor of West Kordofan, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Khamis,” Arnu Ngutulu Lodi wrote in a press statement. “They broke into shops and looted all goods and civilians properties.” He reported that six civilians were wounded. Fourteen others were forcibly taken to El Fula prison, he claimed.

Lodi stressed that Governor Khamis was pressured by the ruling party to reaffirm his loyalty to the government by committing crimes against their own relatives. He urged the authorities to immediately release the detained people.