PDF invaded Kadbar

1 No. H.K/PS/76/021
20th December 2021
                                                                                                            PRESS STATEMENT
                                                   PDF KILLED A FARMER AND FRIGHTENED RESIDENTS OF KADBAR, SUDAN

On 10thDecember 2021, PDF soldiers from Umbrembeta invaded Kadbar village and killed a farmer at his farm. The people who were with him managed to escape. The following day, PDF soldiers came to Kadbar village and started shooting in the air. This scared residents and some displaced. All this happened in response to allegations of sheep looting. On 10th December 2021, Popular Defense Force (PDF) in Umbrembeta assembled after being informed by their fellow cattle keeper that some of his sheep were stolen (looted). They were led by their commander and moved towards Kadbar village. While on their way, they found three farmers working on their farm and they shot at them. As a result, one farmer (Mr. Zahir Mohammed Elemam aged 25 years) died while the other two; Mr. Barsham Kunda (25 years) and Mr. Hamza (27 years) managed to escape. The following day (11th December 2021), a group of PDF soldiers came on a military vehicle mounted with machine gun to Kadbar village and shot many times in the air. This threatened the residents and forced others to relocate (shift) their families to a village named Elseraif within the Sudan People Liberation Army – North (SPLA-N) control area. Umbrembeta is a town in Abu-Kershola locality of South Kordufan State/ Nuba Mountains. Most of the PDF soldiers in this town are from Arab/ Hawazma tribe. Kadbar is a village about 7 km southwest of Umbrembeta and its residents are generally Nuba/ Kawaleib. HUDO Centre is very concerned about the situation of civilians in conflict areas and calls upon:
· Police in South Kordufan State/ Nuba Mountains to execute their duties responsibly and to immediately investigate this case and apprehend the PDF soldiers responsible of this act.
· The prosecutor in South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains to ensure that there is rule of law.
· The security committee in South Kordufan State to dissolve, disarm militias, and to ensure the safety of civilians.

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