Catualities in Armed Robbery near Kadogli

HUDO Centre No.: H.K/PS/52/021
23rd August 2021
                                                                                                             PRESS STATEMENT
                                                 ONE KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED BY ARMED ROBBERS IN KADOGLI, SUDAN

On 18th August 2021, four armed and masked people shot bullets on a vehicle which was traveling from Kadogli to Elhegairat. As a result, one person was killed, other five were seriously injured and the robbers took all their money. A case was filed at Kadogli police but no investigation was made. On 18th August 2021, a vehicle (Atoz) driven by Mr.Abduelrahman Abdalla was carrying five passengers traveling from Kadogli town to Elhegairat gold mine. At a point near the nomadic camp and before the gold mine, they were obstructed by four armed and masked people. The armed people shot bullets and killed one passenger and injured others. The deceased is Mr. Mohammed Adam Mohammed (36 yrs) and the injured are; Mr. Abduelrahman Abdalla Mustafa (the vehicle driver and 30 yrs), Mr. Eisa Mukhtar Abduelrujal (35 yrs), Mr. Ibrahim Musa Rahma (58 yrs), Mr. BadreldinYahya Kuku (40 yrs), and Mr. Osman Yahya Kuku (35 yrs). They also robbed them of their money (5 million SDG approximately 11500 USD), (Underline are brothers). The killed person was buried immediately after postmortem. The injured passengers first received first aid at Kadogli hospital and later transferred to Khartoum for further treatment. A case was filed against anonymous at Kadogli police but no further investigation was carried out. Elhegairat gold mine is about 20 km west Kadogli town in South Kordufan State/ Nuba Mountains. 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 South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains.
· Ensure the rule of law, police and other security organs execute their duties.
· Ensure that the safety of civilians in conflict areas is guaranteed
· Dissolve government militias and disarm people with unlicensed firearms.

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