Killing of a civilian by PDF in Raas Elfeel

HUDO Centre No.: H.K/PS/18/021
9th March 2020
                                                                                                             PRESS STATEMENT
                                                                              CIVILIAN KILLED BY PDF IN RAAS ELFEEL, SUDAN

On 28th February 2021, a group of PDF soldiers’ invaded Raas Elfeel village shot and killed Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Burma at his animal farm and they had run away after. On 28th February 2021, while Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Burma was attending to his animals (Zareeba) in Raas Elfeel, he was attacked by armed people dressed in PDF uniform. The assailants killed him with gun shots. When the neighbours heard noise from the gun-shot, they came towards the crime scene, but the assailants had shot on them while they (assailants) are fleeing to the west direction towards the governmental territory. One of the eyewitnesses informed HUDO that, he thinks the reason behind the attack was likely to be for looting the cattle. That has been the trend by the PDF especially towards the SPLA-N controlled areas. Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Burma (36 years old) is a farmer (both cultivation and cattle keeping). Raas Elfeel is a village within SPLA-N territory about 12 km North of Lagawa town of Nuba Mountain. HUDO is very concerned about the security situation and the safety of civilians in conflict areas and calls upon;
· Sudan government to address the state of insecurity in Nuba Mountains.
· Sudan government to maintain and observe the announced ceasefire with SPLA-N.
· Sudan government to ensure that the safety of civilians in conflict areas is guaranteed
· Sudan government to dissolve government militias and disarm people with unlicensed firearms.

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