HUDO Centre No. H.K/UA/14/020
21st December 2020

Within three days, a group of SAF and RSF soldiers attacked Bobaya village twice and as a result, three people (residents) were injured. These cases were reported at Dilling police but there was no response. The residents fear that more attacks may occur. On 16th December 2020, seven (7) armed soldiers some dressed in Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) uniform and others in Rapid Support Force (RSF) uniform with face-masks attacked farmers in Bogaya village. The farmers were attacked while they were at their farms. As a result of the attack, two farmers were injured. The names of the injured farmers are; 1. Mr. Daoud Austa Nimir (40 years old), his left arm seriously injured with multiple fractures. He was given first aid at Dilling hospital and later transferred to Khartoum hospital. 2. Mr. Ibrahim Bashir Melaise (42 years old), was injured in the right leg. On 18th December 2020, seven (7) armed soldiers dressed in SAF and RSF uniforms attacked Bobaya cattle keeping area (Zareeba). They shot the herdsman named Mr. Muhsein Hamdan Suliman (19 years old) on his abdomen. The victim was taken by his family to Dilling hospital where he is getting medical treatment. The two cases were reported at Dilling police but there were no further investigations. This raised fear among residents that more attacks may happen. The residents believe that the attacks were made by the same group. HUDO is very concerned about the situation and lives of civilians in conflict areas and calls upon;
· Sudan government at state and central level to urgently investigate the state of insecurity in South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains and to solve it urgently.
· Sudan government to ensure that police executes their duties responsibly and observe the rule of law. · Sudan government to ensure the protection and safety of people in conflict areas.
· Sudan government to control its troops, dissolve and disarm the government militias.
· Sudan government to respect its international obligations towards their citizens. HUDO Centre More information Bobaya is a village in Dilling locality of Nuba Mountains/ South Kordufan State. The village is in a distance of 15 km South of Dilling town. Currently, there is a lot of insecurity in Nuba Mountains/ South Kordufan State than before. For instance, within this month (December) many incidents took place around the state, like;
· On 2nd December 2020, two farmers were shot dead and another one was seriously injured by RSF soldiers at Elefain village near Kadogli. They were killed because they did not allow the perpetrators to graze cattle on their gardens. The case was reported at Kadogli police.
· On 3rd December 2020, unknown people shot live bullets/ ammunition at a moving commercial truck at Dar-Elsalaam Alkush village near Abu-Jibaiha of Nuba Mountains but the driver did not stop. The case was reported at Abu-Jibaiha police.
· On 7th December 2020, Mr. Ali Mohammed Zaitouna (a driver) was shot dead and the passengers onboard were robbed by armed PDF soldiers in Al-Abbasiya locality. This case was filed against anonymous at Al-Abbasiya police.

The affected rights: Right to life
· Article (44) Sudan Transition Constitutional Document 2019
· Articles (6)International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights read with article (3) in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights