Sudanese officials updated the deaths caused by violent tribal conflict in the Blue Nile region between October 18 and 20. As he specified, the death toll rose to 287 and the number of injured to 239.
At least 287 people were killed and 239 injured in violent tribal clashes two weeks ago in the Sudanese state of Blue Nile on the border with Ethiopia.
Gamal, Nasser, the person in charge of the Blue Nile region’s health department, gave this information while offering a new update after the tragic incident. He also reported that officials found about twenty bodies scattered in the area of clashes.
Nasser indicated that the security forces deployed in the area are again launching operations to clear the area this Monday with the participation of the police, army, teams from the Attorney General’s office, forensic doctors and staff from the Centre’s health ministry. Huh. government..
He said that the forensic medical teams have started the relevant tests. Determine the cause of death of some victims who were completely burnt during accidentsRecorded between 18 and 20 October.
Government offices and markets open
Nasser also assured that “life has returned to normal” in the area and government offices and markets have This part of Sudan reopened its doors after several protesters set them on fire to protest the government’s inaction to stop violence.
Between 18 and 20 October, the Hausa and Ankasana tribes engaged in violent clashes that the authorities described as “something akin to genocide”.
Violence erupted when one of the clans attacked the rival tribe’s villages with weapons and their members mutilated the bodies of the residents, Mainly women and children with white arms. Afterwards, they set fire to the city so that none of the residents would survive.
As a result of the new outbreak of violence, the authorities imposed a night curfew.
According to the United Nations, between January and September 2022, inter-sectarian conflict and tribal armed attacks killed 546 people and injured 846, while more than 211,000 people were forced to flee their homes.
Violence is common among the myriad tribes living in Sudan, although there has been an increase in explosions in recent months amid a severe economic and political crisis caused by a military coup last October that disrupted a democratic transition process.