Insecurity State in Dalami (1)

HUDO Centre No.: H.K/PS/07/022
21st January 2022
                                                                                                            PRESS STATEMENT
                                                                               THE STATE OF INSECURITY IN DALAMI, SUDAN

Since November 2021, the insecurity in Dalami area has been on the increase yet there are security organs present. Farmers have been targeted most and many lives have been lost. Many murder and attack cases of farmers have been reported. Racently, within one week in January 2022 the following was reported; On 13th January 2022, a policeman by names of Mr. Abduelrahman Habib (37 years old) was shot by unknown armed people that caused his back injury. The assailants shot at him as he searched (in his social capacity) for lost cattle together with other three civilians accompanying him near Elseraif village. He received medical treatment at Dalami hospital. On 14th January 2022, a farmer known as Mr. Ahmed Osman Kajo (30 years) was shot by unknown gunman at Marjojo village. He had just come from his farm. The gunshot caused him minor injuries and had been treated medically at Dalami hospital. On15th January 2022, Mr. Salah Ismail Baballa (40 years) was shot dead by unknown armed people at his farm in Tabaldeya village. He was shot on the head while he was harvesting. All these cases were reported to Dalami police but no investigations were carried out. Elseraif village is 6 km southeast, Marjojo village is 5 km west and Tabaldeya is an agricultural area located in the north of Dalami town. Dalami town is the capital of Dalami locality 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;
· Police in South Kordufan State/ Nuba Mountains to immediately investigate these cases.
· The prosecutor in South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains to ensure that there is rule of law.
· The security committee in South Kordufan state to dissolve and disarm militias
· The security committee to address and ensure that there is safety of civilians in Dalami locality.

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