SAF RSF soldiers robbed passengers

HUDO Centre No.: H.K/PS/45/022
5th September2022
                                                                                                             PRESS STATEMENT
                                                      SAF AND RSF SOLDIERS ROBBED PASSENGERS NEAR ABU-JIBAIHA, SUDAN

On 26th August 2022, armed soldiers dressed in SAF and RSF uniform injured and robbed passengers of their money and smart phones at Elsaif hill. The passengers reported the case to Abu-Jibaiha police but, police did not take action. On 26th August 2022, armed soldiers dressed in Sudan Armed Force (SAF) uniform and Rapid Support Force (RSF) robbed and injured passengers. The soldiers obstructed a vehicle which was travelling from Kologi to Abu-Jibaiha. They shot bullets at this moving vehicle at Elsaif hill and as a result, one passenger was injured. They robbed passengers of their smart phones and money before disappearing within the jungle. The name of the injured passenger is Mr. Adam Osman Adam Beilu (30 years old). The driver together with the victims (passengers) continued their journey to Abu-Jibaiha where the injured person received medical treatment at Abu-Jibaiha hospital. They also reported the robbery case at Abu-Jibaiha police but, police did not respond. Elsaif Hill is about 20 km southwest of Abu-Jibaiha town/ the capital of Abu-Jibaiha locality in South Kordufan State/ Nuba Mountains. HUDO Centre 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 execute their duties responsibly and to immediately investigate this case.
· The prosecutor in South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains to ensure that there is rule of law.
· The security committee in South Kordufan State should have control over the soldiers and investigate this case.

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